Ukulele

Ukulele

2011
26' x 17' 1" x 9' 9" high (792 cm x 521 cm x 297 cm)
wood steel, programmed lights, robot, and timers Collection of the artist
UKULELE is a darkened room painted black on the inside. Within the room, there is an elevated deck that almost fills the floor area. Viewers enter through a small vestibule and stand inside a slot cut into the deck. Lights travel across the walls in a steady rhythm. Now and then a robot rapidly lofts ping-pong balls of different colors into the room. The balls fly into the air, hitting the ceiling, walls, and deck and re-circulating constantly. The noise they make is audible from outside the room. Inside the room, the sound is loud and a-rhythmic. Proper installation of this sculpture would require a space with the following minimum dimensions: 28' x 21' x 11' high.