Perth, Western Australia
Client: Perth Public Art Foundation
Role of Artsource: Art Consultant
Artists: Phil Gamblen
Outcome: Temporary public artwork in the Barrack Street precinct area
Completion date: May 2016
Perth Public Art Foundation perthFLUX, a curated program of temporary and ephemeral interventions is as a response to our City in change. Tiny Parades, by SNAPCAT aka Renae Coles and Anna Dunnill was the first instalment and TOAST, by Phil Gamblen was recently unveiled in Grand Lane as the second instalment. TOAST, by mid-career artist Phil Gamblen, is an acoustic sculptural installation, featuring in Grand Lane until Friday 27th May 2016. With a physical presence designed to contrast the urban soundscape, TOADT offers the enquirer an "orchestra of sound" thorough individually controlled microcontroller channels. As a sound producing kinetic artwork, TOAST consist of a series of identically hand-made mechanism, each containing a spoon which repeatedly taps a wine glass producing a series of "chinking" sounds.