Client: Zachary Scott Theater
Location: Austin, TX, United States
Completion date: 2012
Artwork budget: $150,000
Cliff Garten Studio
Zachary Scott Theater
Rhytons for Austin’s ZACH Theatre campus conceptually marries the theatrical performance use of the site and an innovative vision for a bronze sculpture celebrating performance through form and interactive sound.
By knotting the archetypal form of the horn, there is the physical gesture of coupling which references the body and the coupling of sculpture and performance, resolving itself through the viewer’s interaction with the sculptures sound.
Two feet into each opening, a perforated bronze screen conceals a motion sensor connected to the master sound system in the building. Each sensor notes the presence of a viewer/listener then triggers the sculpture to perform the artist’s sound work, music or dialogue programmed to relate to current productions at the theatre.