a string kaleidoscope
strings, tunning pins, birch plywood, beech wood, pine wood, acrylic mirror, ac motor, mechanical components, table tennis balls
this sculptural musical instrument transforms the deterministic rotational movement of the capsule into random musical phrases. as in other works by koutsouris, the coexistence of order and chaos is investigated through engineering and acoustical processes. the strings inside the capsule are weaved in seemingly random patterns, yet carefully arranged so that no one touches each other. this allows the structure to reveal it’s sonority by the the unpredictable paths from the falling balls. the kaleidoscopic reflections in the interior, expand the limits of capsule, multiply the balls and extend the chaotic processes to infinity, debating the actual origin of sound.
the work has been exhibited previously at kunsthal charlottenborg, the spring exhibition 2017 and rundgang 2016, the royal danish academy of fine arts.