Check out these two little dudes swinging and chatting and making some noise on the Swing Set Drum Kit in Calder Plaza! Hopefully their more than 16 year old hosts voted: 53024!
We’re seeing great traffic in Calder Plaza this weekend and are thrilled people are making the rounds to see all the amazing work Adoration Detroit has curated for ArtPrize.
Swing Set Drum Kit
The Swing Set Drum Kit is an interactive sonic sculpture encouraging kids to build rhythmic sounds with a swing set. Three swings are attached to large colorful wheels that trigger multiple drumsticks, striking percussive instruments. A child’s realization that the sounds are directly related to their swinging is the foundation of the piece. Further exploration of the participant’s speed and swinging height is immediately translated into varying rhythms, rewarding the curious rider. Full time participation of the artist, constantly conducting the swing-set ensemble by re-arrangement or complete editing of the module instruments, dramatically changes the piece. More Glockenspiel! Also interchangeable during live interaction is the peg system that activates the drumsticks, (some 1 peg to another’s 5) producing radical rhythmic variation. Kids love that they are part of the sculpture, while the other viewers appreciate the engineering and overall impact of the kit.
Vote code 53024