The Flying Carpet
The Flying Carpet Pip Brant’s carpet is comprised of a found oriental rug, embroidery, silkscreen, brass ornaments, wood, car parts, electric motor, laser-light and rheostat controllers. The rug first entered Pip’s life in the early 1980s in Wyoming. The many adventures of Pip’s carpet were just taking shape when she had an epiphany: she would create an impotent “flying carpet” that only shakes and lights-up when foot pedals are engaged.
Duane's installation pieces are dubbed "Sew Organs' or interactive acoustical sound machines. In addition to the flying carpet, ArtCetner's audience will be invited to play with these instruments that combine vintange sewing machines with shellacked, wooden acoustic forms that are electronically connecte to organs, cellos or old radios. The reception and show is free and open to the public.