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A Case for Sound - 2009 (ongoing)

Materials: custom fabricated wood box, hardware, MP3 player, amplified speakers, sound, AAA batteries, motion switch

Dimensions (h x w x d): 12.5 x 12.5 x 2.75 inches and 12.5 x 12.5 x 5.75 inches

Woodworking: Steven Henderson

Edition: 8
(7/collection of the artist, 1/private collection)

Commissioned by Artengine (Ottawa, Canada)

A Case for Sound is a set of sound objects made to look somewhere between a suitcase/carrying case, record album box, instrument and portable record player. Each object is constructed with wood and finished to a high gloss, holes are cut in each side for the speakers. Inside an MP3 player loops an audio segment. Sound works composed for the cases are made up of as many as 8 segments–each case plays one looping segment of the larger composition. A motion switch interrupts the audio when the object is tilted. If repeatedly tilted, the interrupted audio can sound similar to a skipping record.

See also: Nite Ride project for Artengine, Nina

Exhibition History:
2018 Toronto Dance Community Summer Love-In (Toronto, Canada); 2015 Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina, Canada); 2015 dc3 art projects (Edmonton, Alberta); 2014 IDEA|EXCHANGE (Cambridge, Canada); 2013 Blackwood Gallery (Mississauga, Canada); 2012 Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo, United States); 2011 Jessica Bradley Art + Projects (Toronto, Canada); 2009 Artengine (Ottawa, Canada)