Clamor Machine, 2018

Clamor Machine showcases six primitive wood archery bows, each fitted with vintage metal car horns in the place of arrows. The work explores the intersection of tradition and modernity and the weaponization of rhetoric. Through this contrast, the piece invites viewers to contemplate the silences and noises that impact their experiences and choices.

This piece has undergone several evolutions, initially utilizing plastic piping and an air blower to produce sounds from the horns, as documented below. Currently, the Clamor Machine operates without electronics, relying solely on its sculptural form to convey its sonic presence.

2016 (Artist studio documentation)

 

2017 (Outdoor configuration for Sonic Innovations Exhibition, Caramoor, NY )

2018 (Deconstructed at Monterey Peninsula College)