Spinning Machine (2023)

Piyawat Louilarpprasert – Spinning Machine (2023)

Materials: Spinning Tube, Motor, Arduino

Description: The piece intends to generate sounds through physicality and spinning motion. The rotational process of the mechanical tube maximizes movement possibilities such as polarities, interruption, distraction, parallel motion, and disorientation. The sounds are generated by amplification inside the spinning tube, which captures the swirling sound, air, movements, and mechanical tension of the physical motor. The overall experience of the work is to create an installation that appears to be “alive” through the mechanics and programming processes.

Credits: The project was originally initiated from Human and Machine Project (Cornell) 2021-22. Later, Piyawat makes variation of this work as a new sound installation which received a commission from Outernational, Hellerau Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (Dresden, Germany), premiered in Dresden at Dresdener Tage der zeitgenössischen Musik 2023 (April 20 – 24, 2023).

Future Project: This video is filmed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The next plan is to collaborate with an engineer, Duhan Zhang (MIT) for new version of this work.