Art Installations

Sonic Path by Pin Metal Art x Kate Carr

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'Sonic Path' is a metal maze installation by Pin Metal Art inspired by the fluctuating wavelengths created by metal objects. The metallic sound echoes life, resonates with movement and solidity, and is full of strength and mystery of this earthly mineral. A labyrinth of partitions made from metal shards lays a passage leading to a central dome structure that emits Kate Carr’s soundscape of metal journeys. The soundscape is overlaid with everchanging sonic moments from loose hanging metal components touched and moved by visitors and the blowing breeze.

The piece takes the form of a journey into and between metallic sonorities. It is based on geophonic recordings of Kate Carr’s bicycle, which capture its vibrations and intensities as it moves. In this work, these trips morph into examinations of specific metallic resonances and structures: a communication tower in the jungle of southern Mexico resonating in response to birds landing on it; pipes from a raised highway bridge in Saskatoon, Canada; reverberating the journeys of commuters above; and a simple fence wire groans with tension as the wind forces it against a gorse bush in Scotland. It attempts to convey the surprising ways our built structures, animated by our own activities, those of other species, and even the wind and weather.

Saruta Kiatparkpoom is an artist and designer based in Bangkok that grew up in a family-owned steel company. She founded Pin Metal Art studio and began working with metal. It was developed from the response to metal waste created from the fabrication processes by rethinking the value of off-cuts into sculptural and functional designs.

Kate Carr has been investigating the intersections between sound, place, and emotionality both as an artist and a curator since 2010. During this time she has ventured from tiny fishing villages in northern Iceland, explored the flooded banks of the Seine in a nuclear power plant town, recorded wildlife in South Africa, in the wetlands of southern Mexico and in bushlands of Australia.

'Sonic Path' is a metal maze installation by Pin Metal Art inspired by the fluctuating wavelengths created by metal objects. The metallic sound echoes life, resonates with movement and solidity, and is full of strength and mystery of this earthly mineral. A labyrinth of partitions made from metal shards lays a passage leading to a central dome structure that emits Kate Carr’s soundscape of metal journeys. The soundscape is overlaid with everchanging sonic moments from loose hanging metal components touched and moved by visitors and the blowing breeze.

The piece takes the form of a journey into and between metallic sonorities. It is based on geophonic recordings of Kate Carr’s bicycle, which capture its vibrations and intensities as it moves. In this work, these trips morph into examinations of specific metallic resonances and structures: a communication tower in the jungle of southern Mexico resonating in response to birds landing on it; pipes from a raised highway bridge in Saskatoon, Canada; reverberating the journeys of commuters above; and a simple fence wire groans with tension as the wind forces it against a gorse bush in Scotland. It attempts to convey the surprising ways our built structures, animated by our own activities, those of other species, and even the wind and weather.

Saruta Kiatparkpoom is an artist and designer based in Bangkok that grew up in a family-owned steel company. She founded Pin Metal Art studio and began working with metal. It was developed from the response to metal waste created from the fabrication processes by rethinking the value of off-cuts into sculptural and functional designs.

Kate Carr has been investigating the intersections between sound, place, and emotionality both as an artist and a curator since 2010. During this time she has ventured from tiny fishing villages in northern Iceland, explored the flooded banks of the Seine in a nuclear power plant town, recorded wildlife in South Africa, in the wetlands of southern Mexico and in bushlands of Australia.