Sound Sculpture: Pots 'N' Pans
This week let’s engineer some pots ‘n’ pans sound sculptures – Len Lye style.
Len Lye’s sculptures are often made from shiny metal that stands or hangs, balances or tips, and makes sounds that tinkle or crash.
Under the guidance of your parent/caregiver, raid your kitchen cupboards for metal objects that you think would create good sounds! Include a few non-metal objects for colour.
WARNING: avoid knives, sharp or broken objects and check your selection carefully with your parent/caregiver.⠀
You will need:
A few non metal items for colour
Take a look at Len Lye's Bell Wand, 2018.
Look carefully at each object from all angles including upside down – what makes it special?
Join objects by stacking, poking through, balancing.
Try not to use cellotape
Why do they fall over?
How many ways can you rearrange just a few objects?⠀
Gently scrape and tap to transform your sculpture into a sound maker.
Arrange in a sink or bath and pour water over your sculpture.
What sounds can you hear?
Does the water change the appearance of your sculpture?
Video your creation in action and listen again.⠀
Add some drawn stick figures or LEGO figurines to change the size of your sculpture – like magic, your sculpture is now a playground. ⠀
For extra fun, disassemble your creation Jenga style, taking turns with your whānau to remove one object at a time until CRASH!
How did your artwork turn out? We would love to see your creation!
Share it with us, take a photo and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #GBCreate or email it to us: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can share it for you.⠀⠀