Swing Set Drum Kit at Guerrilla Truck Show on 6/10

Photo Tuesday! Swing by Calder Plaza and make some music on the Swing Set Drum Kit! Happy ArtPrize

Swing Set Drum Kit by Dave Ford is an interactive sonic sculpture encouraging people to build rhythmic sounds through their swinging. Three swings activate large colorful wheels that trigger multiple drumsticks, striking percussive instruments. From the snare drum to sleigh bells, the visual and auditory layers to the piece are endless.

Dave Ford Sculpture

You literally swing and play the drums, at the same time. Photo by Federico Villalba at Chalk the Block 2011 in El Paso, TX.

The Guerrilla Truck Show is 6/10

Every summer during Neocon, the worlds largest international trade fair, Morlen Sinoway Atelier hosts the Guerrilla Truck Show. The event serves as a platform for creatives of all types to showcase their work in a temporary gallery space within the back of a truck. Over the years, the events has blossomed from 13 trucks exhibiting to ‘over the limit’ at 62 trucks for our 9th Annual show in June last year.

This year is our 10th ANNIVERSARY. Be prepared for something big for this ONE NIGHT ONLY event !!! Mark you calendars down and join us on Tuesday JUNE 10th, 2014 5:30-9:30 at the corner of Aberdeen and Fulton Market, in front of our showroom – Morlen Sinoway Atelier at 1052 W. Fulton Market. Event is FREE and open to everyone!


Swing Set Drum Kit by Dave Ford

Swing Set Drum Kit originated in El Paso, TX, as part of the Chalk the Block Festival


About Dave Ford

An avid collector of handwritten grocery lists, Dave Ford graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BFA in 1993. Afterward, in typical American folklore fashion, Mr. Ford moved to the art dormitory of the eastern U.S., also known as Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There he continued making art, participated in group shows and began creating his “Truck Drawings.” The drawings, which document the truck’s movement with dozens of pencils, proved to be fruitful and were featured in the sixth edition of Dave Eggers', McSweeneys in 2000. This attention generated several commissioned drawings and with the artist’s subsequent move to El Paso, Texas, long distant drawings to Connecticut and San Francisco became logistically possible. The opportunity to do a live drawing from the El Paso-Juarez Border to Grand Rapids for the Artprize event has re-invigorated the truck idea. Dave Ford is currently living in Evanston, Illinois, where he is working on a Swing Set Drum Kit piece.
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