Devin Curry — “Working Rhythms”

Check this piece out here. Basically the idea is that by moving around plastic sculptures a user can create new rhythms. The piece consists of a number of universal bases. By changing out the sculptures, the user can change the nature of the beat being played. Visually, this piece is pretty cool. Each of the sculptures is made of translucent plastic, and when placed in a base, lights up from the bottom. The face of each of the sculptures has some inlaid shapes whose color matches that of the light. The beats are goofy sounding. I feel like if I saw this piece in a gallery, I would play around for a minute or so, and then peace out pretty quickly; it’s scope is deliberately limited. It’s interactive, but not game changing.

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