Crank Baby

Artist: Mitch Giraffe

Crank Baby is an interactive kinetic sculpture powered by pedaling a bicycle. It is a large-scale music box, comprised of a spinning steel section inside of a cage, with users adjusting various physical sound elements, including metal bars and chimes, to change the tone and rhythm.

The resulting cacophony evokes a crying robotic toddler, hence the name, Crank Baby. Participants will be encouraged to try and tune songs or beats using a wide variety of poles from steel, aluminum, wood, plastic, and repurposed materials.

Does the piece incorporate flame effects, moveable pieces, and/or is it climbable? Yes

Post Event the artists may give a workshop to the Flipcitizens. We might expect to see a workshop on: Welding and fabrication assistance, art grant process