Grant Cox

Grant Cox gravitated toward discarded and defunct technologies buried in the rubble on site. Inspired by Foley techniques used to create everyday or ambient sound effects in film, Cox hobbled together kinetic sculptures that parroted organic sounds and natural phenomena. For Cox, the RAIR residency underlined a sense of responsibility “to see the most life out of a product”. By pairing old motors, speakers, and micro controllers with domestic detritus like deflated basketballs, shag carpets and storm doors, Cox gave formerly functional objects new poetic purpose.