Turntable

Turntable

Year: 2021
Specifications: steel frame Ø 5m cladded with polycarbonate, custom built hardware based on a Teensy microcontroller, motion and light sensors, audio and dmx light output. The installation is surrounded by EPDM flooring of Ø 9m.
Client: Rotterdam Ahoy
Arttenders (production), Van Besouw Metaal, Polyproducts, Van Vliet Buitenprojecten

Turntable was created on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Rotterdam Ahoy with the aim to bring the spirit of this important entertainment venue outside of its doors and out into the public.

This permanent installation inspired by djing expresses creativity and joy through music, motion and light. By combining the mechanics of a scaled-up playground spinning disc with the functionality of a record player the artwork offers a new urban podium to the city of Rotterdam. When set in motion the disc illuminates like a giant dance floor, and just like every turntable, it allows the dj to manipulate the sound and create new music.

As always in the artist’s oeuvre, interaction stands at the core of the work, as only with the engagement of the audience the Turntable becomes a unique auditory and visual experience. It is a meeting point, an outdoor stage and an urban playground that encourages creative and free use of public space, a musical hot spot in the city with no tickets to get in.

Photo’s by Aad Hoogendoorn

Photo by Jonas Vorwerk
Photo by Set Vexy

Location

Een plek te creëren waar we bezoekers en bewoners kunnen uitnodigen en inspireren om samen te spelen, ontdekken en fascineren.

Concept

Mijn doel is om mensen met elkaar te verbinden, unieke ervaringen te creëren en te enthousiasmeren om samen aanwezig in het moment te zijn.
Kunstwerken met ruimte, om als bezoeker, zelf nog invulling en creativiteit aan te geven. Hierbij gebruik ik graag geluid, licht en de nieuwste technologieën op een slimme, speelse manier toegepast.

Prototypes

Making of

Opening

Opening photo’s by Set Vexy

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