Coppercussion/Papercussion

October 3, 2011

Coppercussion/Papercussion

2011 with Hope Dector

Coppercussion/Papercussion is a piece created in collaboration with printmaker Hope Dector that uses copper etching plates both to imprint paper and as sound sources electromechanical percussion instruments. The piece responds to viewers' presence, altering the rhythms it plays as they get closer to it. The triggering mechanisms for the instruments (solenoids) are made up of copper coils. The piece was created for our shared exhibit at the 2011 Dumbo Arts Festival, which also featured a selection of Hope's prints and my piece "Song Cabinet" and won the Festival's Audience Choice Award.
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