Mothership (Capsule)

Tin, wood from President Obama’s inauguration platform, 24” alloy rim, Bass speaker, audio, 2009

Composed of tin from gutted structures from in and around Baltimore and wood from Obama’s first inauguration platform, this piece is an abstracted replica of the pioneer NASA Mercury space capsule. 

With a large sub-woofer at the top, this whole piece turns into a makeshift speaker as Sun Ra ‘Space is the Place’ and Stevie Wonder’s ‘Living in the City’ are played in bass tone only.