Crow at the Sight Unseen show at the San Francisco Art Institute, 2002. Crow was a response to the 9/11 attacks and our governments reaction to them. (The crow is known as a bird of war.) The installation consisted of a dark ornithopter run by a bike wheel that would start to spin when activated by a motion sensor. The sounds of the spinning wheel (which you should be hearing now) were amplified into headphones. Also included in the installation were a coffee table with notebook and photographs.
|Crow is a sound/kinetic sculpture made from plywood, bamboo, found objects and interfacing (fabric).|
|It has a ten foot wingspan.|
|It is an ornithopter, that is a machine that flaps its wing like a bird.|
|As viewers trip the motion sensor, the bike wheel spins.|
|It is controlled by a motion sensor.||This makes the wings flap and generates sound is that is picked up by a contact microphone and amplified.|
|2nd Crow Photo|