2019, Wood, metal, plastic, cloth, electronics, robotics, sound
“Nurture” is an instrument that performs phrases of spoken text. Percussive devices accentuate each consonant sound, and a mechanical valve enacts each vowel sound. As spectators are focused on what the piece is doing and sounding like, a subliminal process of hypnotic induction is taking place. Under the layers of augmented sound, there is unaltered spoken text from one of its speakers reciting passages from Napoleon Hill’s 1937 self-help book, Think and Grow Rich.
Special thanks to the Contemporary Austin Crit Group