Element Song

Element Song 2020. Rocks, tin cans, DC motors, wire, cable.

rocks, tin cans, DC motors, wire.

Element song (2020) uses tin cans as resonating chambers, each with its own timbre or voice. Small motors mounted on rocks drag the cans to choreograph peculiar movements and sound. These aggregate rocks positioned across the floor become the locus around which the tin cans orbit. Each constellation takes part in a cumulative mark-making process—while the friction against the floor’s surface gradually grinds the tin back to its refined particle state. In a process akin to a record player interpreting a vinyl’s finely imprinted waveforms into sound—every minor undulation, fracture, or imperfection in the floor is vocalised through the metal vessel. Each can has its own particular sonic voice which participates in an interweaving chance chorus. The metallic reverberations and amplified tonal interruptions fill the space as each assemblage performs this perpetual composition.

Element Song, 2020