Hammer Museum

Aaron Taylor Kuffner

04 Jun - 13 Aug 2017

Aaron Taylor Kuffner
Gamelatron Bunganya Dewa, 2016
Photo courtesy of the artist
Gamelatron Sanctuary
4 June – 13 August 2017

Organized By January Parkos Arnall, Former Curatorial Associate, Public Engagement, and MacKenzie Stevens, curatorial assistant.

This immersive sonic experience comprises a five-part kinetic sculpture that combines traditional Indonesian instruments with modern robotics.

Throughout the summer visitors will experience an immersive sonic installation on Lindbrook Terrace created by artist and composer Aaron Taylor Kuffner. Inspired by traditional Indonesian Gamelan—percussion-based ensemble music—and created in partnership with Balinese master craftsmen, Kuffner’s kinetic sculptures connect the rich cultural history of Indonesia with contemporary robotics and orchestration. The installation will include a five-part kinetic sculpture, the Gamelatron Bunganya Dewa(“Flowers of the Gods” in Indonesian), which will play site-responsive compositions throughout the day for the duration of the exhibition. Considered a sanctuary by the artist and replete with comfortable seating, the installation is intended to provide a respite for visitors