SYMPHONY FOR 54 SHOES is a kinetic artwork that involves 27 pairs of shoes collected from a variety of second hand and thrift stores. Each shoe has a toe and heel tap used in tap dancing attached to it. The shoes move or dance independently of each other. The mechanical motion of tapping is created using solenoids (tubular magnetic sensors) that move up and down when activated.

materials : 54 second hand shoes, 108 solenoids, metal, wood, 4 custom circuit boards, electronics

Tech Credits: Circuit Design and Programming: Erik Conrad Project Team: Chris Flower, Dana Dal Bo, AF Wauthy


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