You Are Not A Beautiful And Unique Snowflake
Gendron and Hendrix began their collaborative partnership many years ago at VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver, BC) where they ran the Exhibition and Technical departments respectively. Since that time, they have been interested in creating community around the arts. You Are Not A Beautiful And Unique Snowflake is an immersive electro-mechanical sculptural sound composition comprised of forty modified tin harmonic tops. As they spin, each top generates a tonal hum that has unique micro-characteristics resulting from individual variations in speed, wobble, and minor imperfections created during the manufacturing process. Together the tops generate a drone that provokes an exploration of the nature of perception and illusory correlation. Although the tops and their motors are theoretically identical, the compositional decisions of the artists and the relative position of the observer inevitably results in a sonic bias that emphasizes one top over another at any given time in the composition.
Created with Andy Rudolph
The production of this project is supported by the BC Arts Council