Disc Horns: doubles

Frequency, 2019
Performing Arts Center, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Site-specific indoor ceiling installation

Media: Donated CD and DVD discs, monofilament, cable ties, ratchet tie down straps, bungee cords, irrigation tubing, eye bolts and eye screws, sheet metal, fender washers, threaded metal rods and bolts, plywood, paint, Theremin, and speakers with amplifiers

In collaboration with the TAMU-CC Performing Arts Center, I have designed and installed a new sculpture made of used CDs and DVDs. Titled Frequency, this installation includes a theremin on the second floor welcoming audience interaction filling the PAC with sound as one looks out to the bay.

 

Dual Wielding II, 2014
Installed in the Myers Gallery, Living Arts, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The opening reception was part of the 21st annual New Genre Arts Festival.  The reception featured performances on the Theremin by local musician Mark Kuykendall.

Media: Donated CD and DVD discs, Monofilament, Cable ties, Ratchet tie down straps, Bungee cords, Irrigation tubing, Eye bolts and eye screws, Sheet metal and wood screws, Fender washers, Threaded metal rods and bolts, plywood, Black paint, Theremin, and Speakers with amplifiers

Dimensions: length from Theremin to farthest edge of horn openings 35 feet, widest width between the arms 22 feet, and width between the horn openings 6 feet and 7 inches

 

 
 

Dual Phonic, 2015
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Donated CD and DVD discs, Monofilament, Cable ties, Ratchet ties, Aluminum, and Stainless steel hardware.
Dimensions: 6ft x 5ft x 3ft

Finders Keepers, August 19 – September 17, 2015
This exhibition includes works by twelve artists in a geocaching art scavenger hunt. Each artist has created miniature artworks, which are hidden throughout Fountain Square and the southern part of downtown and can be located using the GPS coordinates provided.  Full-size examples of each of the artist’s work will be on view to accompany the outdoor scavenger hunt iMOCA at the Murphy in Fountain Square.

 

Dual Wielding, 2012
Installed in the Anne Wright Wilson GalleryGeorgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky
Donated CD and DVD discs, Steel, Monofilament, Cable ties, Ratchet tie down straps, Bungee cords, Irrigation tubing, Eye bolts and eye screws, Sheet metal and wood screws, Fender washers, Threaded metal rods and bolts, 2x4s and plywood, Black paint, Theremin, and Speakers with amplifiers.

Dual Wielding was part of a two-person exhibition Anne Wright Wilson Gallery on the Georgetown College campus in Georgetown, Kentucky.  In this installation, the two horns extend from one Theremin; thus, the Theremin and anyone playing the Theremin is "dual wielding." 

The term "dual wielding" has been popularized in tv shows about the American Old West, role-playing video games, and action movies. "Dual wielding" describes the use of two weapons, one in each hand, during combat.  Although the idea of carrying and fighting with two weapons would appear to be more effective, "dual wielding" prioritizes drama and attitude over function.

 

Rewind, 2009
Installed in the Cressman Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Donated CD and DVD discs, Steel, Monofilament, Cable ties, Ratchet tie down straps, Bungee cords, Irrigation tubing, Eye bolts and eye screws, Sheet metal and wood screws, Fender washers, Threaded metal rods and bolts, 2x4s and plywood, Black paint, iPod, and Speakers.

Rewind was part of a two-person exhibition titled New Values.  This exhibition was curated by Joey Yates and was exhibited at the Cressman Center in Louisville, Kentucky.   Rewind included an audio component that held up to seven mp3 players allowing viewers to temporarily donate sound to the installation.

New Values: everyday objects into art objects, Cressman Center, Curator’s Statement
Louisville curatorial statement 2009.pdf
by Joey Yates, October, 2009