Andante – 2021

The shape of Andante is derived from a musical staff in which each tube of light becomes a bar of music. In dance and music, “andante” refers to a slow tempo, or gradual, fluid motion. Bringing together highly mathematical principles of music theory, Andante plays tones based loosely on a pentatonic scale, which is often found in traditional Chinese music and sounds as if it shifts fluidly between major and minor tonalities. The scale seems to ebb and flow like the leap of a dancer, or the shape of the sculpture—connecting motion to auditory, tactile, and visual senses.

Andante and Helix are a pair of sculptures positioned at opposite ends of the Paseos that are designed to combine mathematical, musical, and dance principles into interactive experiences that stimulate multiple senses. Just as people can trigger sensors on Andante and Helix, the sculptures simultaneously activate the human senses—initiating a flow of energy between the artworks and the participants.

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