Descent – Morton Underwood

30/05/14
Exhibitions

descent

The first commission to come out of the Capsule Lab series in collaboration with Warwick Arts Centre Descent, meaning a flock of woodpeckers, a new sound based installation created by artist duo MortonUnderwood. A series of electronic woodpeckers will be positioned within the public realm. You spot a colourful button. You press it and a note resonates across the space. You press it again and realise that a bird is perched overhead, which percusses the surface of a post as you press the button. You spot other buttons, each triggering a bird that percusses a surface. You get it; someone has exposed the musical potential of this space. You play. The work will be shown as part of Sonic Gorilla at Warwick Arts Centre and then at Millennium Point from 30 May – 14 June