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Felix's Machines: Armadillo
Felix Thorn

Thursday 30th July, 2009. 5-8pm. In association with Modern Art Oxford's Yard Party

31 July - 8 August. 11am-5pm

Westgate Centre, Oxford. Formerly Original Shoe Company

Armadillo is an extrodinary mechanical instrument put together by the artist and musician Felix Thorn. The latest in a series of works which exist to facilitate music by translating rythmic audio structures into a three dimensional visual show, Armadillo functions as both musical instrument and kinetic sculpture.

Felix’s Machines are music making sculptures. They were constructed in his bedroom and invite an audience to share the experience of their creator. Felix aims to exploit the complexity found behind the workings of most digital music and present it as a more accessible equivalent. These Machines do not intend to match human potential. Instead they exist to test the advantages of mechanical instruments alone. "Although my medium focuses on the development of acoustic sounds, I am continually inspired by electronic music - the countless abstractions act as blueprints for the construction of its acoustic counterparts. I aim to build a space where artificial and dream-like environments can become a reality." FT.

Modern Art Oxford Yard Party
Felix's Machines website

Special thanks to Oxford Contemporary Music, OFVM Film Oxford & Westgate Centre