On Sunday, February 21, 2010 I transformed the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art into an playful, interactive sound experience for kids and their families. Families were invited to play with sound recording, playback, and effects through various interactive devices located throughout the DCCA. This collaborative and playful experience was intended to inspire curiosity about sound and sound technology as a form of art.
|Photo of the installation space.|
This temporary, interactive sound installation is based on the technology I previously developed as an installation titled “Echo Location Intercoms”. For the DCCA event, I developed this technology and concept further, intended for interaction with children and families. The project involved installing four “Intercom Units” into steel columns that are part of the architecture of the DCCA.
|Kids and families interacting with the Intercom Units installed inside the steel columns of the DCCA.|
This piece utilized quadraphonic sound within the DCCA main foyer area. The piece invited participants to contribute to an ongoing, (and very playful), cycle of voices panning through the four units.
|Photo of the a single unit. Visible (from bottom up) is the red push-button, modulation knob, microphone and speaker. Materials included plexiglass front and back plates, 1-watt audio amplifier circuit and cable connections.|
||Video Documentation of some of the playful interaction created by this piece.|
Technical details are available on the Echo Location Intercoms page.