Spin: An Interactive Installation by Nova May and Joel Spencer



  • Winchester Cultural Center (map)
  • 3130 McLeod Drive
  • Las Vegas, NV, 89121
  • United States

Artists Nova May and Joel Spencer’s “Spin” an interactive exhibit will be on view starting Saturday, April 16- Friday, April 23, 2016. The cycle art happening takes place Saturday, April 16 the day of The Children’s Art Festival at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, 10 AM to 3 PM in the Winchester Gallery.
“Spin” is an interactive exhibit exploring the possibilities of sound using pedal power and modular synthesizers. The exhibit will feature six bikes of varying sizes to accommodate people of all ages. Pedaling participants will power modular synthesizers that will produce an endless variety of sounds. The synthesizers will be attached to the front of the bikes allowing participants to manipulate the type of sound with their hands, while creating energy to power the installation with their feet. The artist duo proclaims, “When all the bikes are driven together, the result will be a human powered electronic sinfonietta.”

The exhibit also boasts a 40' bike sculpture and 8 information displays that discuss the installation.

Spin is an interactive exhibit that encourages not only sheer play with music and bikes, but also encourages developing connections with other participants in the exhibit. The formation of the bikes makes eye contact a fundamental component of the installation. May and Spencer explain, “We also want to encourage children to think about energy in tangible terms, maybe to inspire a future engineer to imagine sustainable sources of energy.”

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