Join IOU’s Explore It workshop: Making Vortex Canons on Saturday 1st October and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of the Speaking tubes.
Explore It centres on the astonishing sound of vortex rings travelling through the atmosphere at supersonic speed, the inspiration for Speaking Tubes, a sculptural sound installation on display at IOU until November 2016. Speaking Tubes is a gleaming, galvanised steel circle of large air-ducting tubes and giant cones that spill out a chorus of sound into special listening zones.
The session will begin in the studio at IOU, with a short tour of the installation. Then choose from a selection of household items to make your own vortex canon. Finally, enter our competition to see who can fire the furthest vortex ring and win a family ticket to the IOU performance of Vortex in Barnsley Civic.
Explore It is a new initiative on the first Saturday of every month (excluding January). Explore It is for all audiences, community groups and families to learn about the processes involved in IOU’s practice and to explore a range of disciplines in IOU’s work.