Sun Boxes

by Craig Colorusso

    • May 9th | Tyson Plaza at Walton Arts Center | 4pm-Sundown
    • May 13th & 14th | Tyson Plaza & Rose Garden at Walton Arts Center | 9am-1:30pm
    • May 18th | Spiral Wetland at Lake Fayetteville | 9am-Sundown
    • May 19th | Block Street Block Party in Fayetteville | 9am-Sundown
    • May 20th |John Brown University Quad (front lawn) | 10am-5pmRESCHEDULED for: Friday, May 24th
    • May 22nd |Tyson Plaza at Walton Arts Center | 4pm-Sundown
    • May 23rd | Tyson Plaza at Walton Arts Center | 12noon- Sundown
    • May 24th | John Brown University Quad (front lawn) | 10am-5pm
    • May 25th | Tyson Plaza at Walton Arts Center | 12noon- Sundown
    • May 26th | Tyson Plaza at Walton Arts Center | 12noon- Sundown
    • June 2nd | Botanical Garden of the Ozarks | 8am-10am
    • June 5th & 6th | University of Arkansas campus (moving with sun between Maple Hill Housing, Greek Amphitheatre and Old Main Lawn) | 12noon – Sundown
    • June 8th | Rogers Greenway Trail at Pinnacle, behind Taco Bell | 12noon-Sundown
    • June 9th | Rogers Greenway Trail at Pinnacle, behind Taco Bell, | 10am-12noon
    • June 13th-15th |Tyson Plaza & Rose Garden at Walton Arts Center | 12noon-Sundown
    • June 16th | Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art | 10am-5pm
    • June 20th | Tyson Plaza at Walton Arts Center | 4pm-Sundown
    • June 22nd | Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art | Sunrise-Sundown
    • Free and open to the public; no tickets required

 

Rogers based artist Craig Colorusso’s Sun Boxes will make multiple appearances at Artosphere events.  Sun Boxes is a solar powered sound installation. It’s comprised of twenty speakers operating independently, each powered by the sun via solar panels. Inside each Sun Box is a PC board that has a recorded guitar note loaded and programmed to play continuously in a loop. These guitar notes collectively make a Bb chord. Because the loops are different in length, once the piece begins they continually overlap and the piece slowly evolves over time.

Participants are encouraged to walk amongst the speakers, and surround themselves with the piece. Certain speakers will be closer and, therefore, louder so the piece will sound different to different people in different positions throughout the array. Allowing the audience to move around the piece will create a unique experience for everyone.

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Coming soon: A list of where the Sun Boxes will appear during Artosphere.

Sun Boxes is an Artosphere Partner Grant Project.  Partner Grants are offered to local, regional and national artists with unique work that fits within the Artosphere theme.