Christopher and Nina

“Anonymous” is part sculpture, part communication device. Winner of "Pitch Night Detroit", the sculpture consists of bent and rolled steel pipe winding haphazardly like a mass of giant crazy straws. Four long pipes over 120 to 150' long intertwine to make it difficult to follow where each one goes. At each end is a mouthpiece/listening device. The public is invited to talk and listen, although they will not be sure who is on the other end. Sound travels surprisingly clear through these pipes, where even a light whisper can be heard and a puff of air can be felt. It is like how children play with cardboard tubes but taken to a degree larger than most have experienced. This operates as a social experiment-- what will people say when they are not sure who is listening? A video explaining our process is below.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: 30'
  • Medium: Interactive sculpture
  • Width: 30'
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 10'

About Christopher and Nina

Nina Caruso and Christopher Schneider are collaborating on Anonymous. Nina is an artist and an elementary art teacher. She has shown her work in several venues in Michigan. Chris is an artist, professor, and director of an art-centric non-profit. His work has travelled as far as China and South Africa, but mainly shows in the Detroit area.