Whispering, ringing rustling and singing sculpture
This ringing singing tree was designed by Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu and overlooks Burnley Lancashire, As the wind whistles through the galvanised steel pipes, the tree ‘sings’ – what a lovely idea!
Artists Gilbert and George became living sculptures in 1969. It is common place to see this now, though Gilbert and George actually sang as they posed. ‘Underneath the Arches’ was sang over and over for a whole day! The artists believe that the artist could become the art work. This can be termed as ‘performance’ art.
Theo Jansen is a kinetic sculptor using very light materials. This rustling sculpture is powered by the wind. Jansen believes the walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds’ Based on this, I would tend to agree with him.
Singing ringing tree and others here
More about Theo Jenson here
Gilbert and George and their other works here
Underneath the Arches video from here All with thanks