M.I.K.E. (Music Integrated Kiosk Environment)

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: M.I.K.E
Photo Credit: Jeffrey Machtig, Amy Horst
Lead Artist(s):

Contributing Artist(s):
Stuart Hyatt
http://www.teamrecords.org/

Community participants

Description:
M.I.K.E. (Music Integrated Kiosk Environment) was created as a commissioned project of the Connecting Communities program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Connecting Communities projects involve superb artists with adults and children who have had little access to the arts in the creation of potent works; and in doing so, unite and strengthen the region. The summer of 2006 brought two such artists to Sheboygan to create M.I.K.E. Wisconsin artist Richard Saxton and Indiana sound artist Stuart Hyatt collaborated with over 30 adults, college students, and children from throughout the area to build M.I.K.E. at Lakeshore Technical College during May-August of 2006 Grain bin parts, salvaged camper, truck parts, found materials operating as a transformable sculpture, a public performance space, and a community-based music program, M.I.K.E. engages the environment through visual and sonic creativity. The sculpture is designed to function as an interactive sound recording studio, is outfitted to record various audio experiences including music, oral histories, and sound art projects, and transforms into a three-tier performance stage. Following its completion, M.I.K.E. was used to record an original CD featuring over 70 composers, musicians, storytellers, poets, and other community members in August 2006. When not visiting other institutions, M.I.K.E. resides at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
PROJECT LOCATION

Performing Arts Center
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
unknown
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
$75,000
$50,000-$249,000
Private
Sculpture, Performance, Sound
Metal, Mixed Media
Sculpture, performance space, sound
2006
2007