San Francisco based artist Bernie Lubell’s wood sculptures are some of the most inspirational kinetic art pieces around. His latest, “A Little Breathing Room” (2007), connects a custom built wooden bicycle to a large wood blower that causes a latex wall to “breathe”. The air also produces a tone in a 10′ wood organ pipe. It also allows for a second person to effect the tone theough interacting with the latex sheet. Really nice example of a collaborative instrument that can double as a fitness machine.
Made of pine, latex, music wire, black rubber rope, copper, nylon line. It measured 12′ x 45′ x 10′. Riding a bike rotates a large wood blower at high speed causing a double latex wall to breathe rhythmically. The air flow also produces a tone in 10′ wood organ pipe. A second participant may interact with the latex sheet riding the rhythmic breath and changing the organ tone.