by Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 30 January 2008

Lily Gottlieb-McHale makes some pretty ingenious kinetic sculptures that incorporate the DIY ingenuity of Rube Goldberg contraptions with intricate and sophisticated sound experimentation. Her Car Harp piece is an Aeolian harp that has all its strings tuned to the same note. The instrument is strapped to the roof of a car — as the speed of the car changes, wind passing over the strings causes a range of harmonics, which are then transmitted to the car’s radio via a small transmitter.
Lily Gottlieb-McHale
Lily Gottlieb-McHale