Images all copyright of Tara Downs and Bart Sabel
Pianola Textile Coding Roll Projector
Based on a part of a clockwork mechanism, and inspired by the coding rolls of pianolas and textile machines (amongst the earliest use of binary code), this machine is the storyteller. A rotating paper roll with holes punched in it causes images from the museums collections to be projected in a sequence that tells an associative story and connects to the strange leaps that the human mind can make. This machine can be started/stopped by a piano pedal.
The projector is made from piano keys (Holst) with green felt cushions (Museum in the Park) and the mechanism is based on the Redler En Masse conveyor (Waterways Museum).
Is an instrument that picks up interplanetary radiation and turns it to sound
It starts to react on sensing a nearby presence.