About this project
Sun Boxes is a solar powered sound installation. It's comprised of twenty speakers operating independently, each powered by the sun via solar panels. There is a different loop in each box programmed to play a different guitar note continuously. These guitar notes make a Bb chord. Because the loops are a different length, once the piece begins they continually overlap and the piece slowly evolves over time.
Sun Boxes creates space; it's an environment to enter and exit at will. The footprint this space occupies is similar to that of a city. A metropolis. It's a burst of technology in the middle of nature. Unlike most cities I've been to, it does not just take over the space. Rather Sun Boxes interfaces with the environment and collaborates with nature. It is the perfect combination of technology and and nature that create art, an environment and a metropolis.
For the past two years Documentary Filmmaker Kevin Belli has documented Sun Boxes in several locations through out New England. He has traveled through the snow to a frozen pond in Plymouth, MA. Woken up at 3AM to capture sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, in Acadia National Park,Maine. And several parks and beaches in Massachusetts. The end result will be a short documentary about the Sun Boxes and we're planning a multi-screen installation that will show the piece in different environments.
We'd like to continue this process on Martha's Vineyard and showcase the diversity of the island's landscape. In 10 days Sun Boxes will be on a beach, in a field, near a lighthouse, in two galleries and on a working farm. Martha's Vineyard offers a tremendous opportunity. All this will of course cost money. With your generous donations I'm confident a $5000 budget will pay for a majority of the expenses. To thank you I'd like to send you something unique from the trip. We will be documenting Sun Boxes on Martha's Vineyard and want to share it. From $1 to $2500 whatever you can afford I will send you something from this trip. Photographs, recordings, prints, books it will be great.
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