Sapsucker Sounds – Music Box – Record
First Belgian Installation of interactive sonic sculpture that offers the occasion to discover what is produced by a convergence of the human culture and that of the Sapsucker bird. The Sapsucker is a common bird in most areas of North America. Annie Dunning collected a log, filled with holes made by the Sapsucker, and tried to interpret the marks made by the birds as though they were a physical record left by the bird. In one case, by making an inverted cast of these holes, she created a new bronze version of the log on which there are spikes instead of the holes. This new log functions like a cylinder in a musical box. The visitor can turn the crank of this music box and listen to a version of what the Sapsucker recorded.
Helped by the state concil of Ontario & canadian Arts Council.
Ben Grossman: technical assistance .
Annie Dunning holds a degree in art from Mount Allison University and Gueph University. Her works have been exhibited in Canada and abroad in Japan, Germany and the United States. Annie Dunning’s studio includes collaborative projects, artist residencies, teaching and reading, and was created by the Ontario and Canadian Council for the Arts.