The Twittering Machine
here to hear the
sound it makes)
Frank Pahl's Twittering Machine consists of two table-top electric organs,
two rotating barbecue spits, one festooned with bells and "cat cans" and
the other with "cow cans". These "cans" are those little noise makers
that have a weight inside and a bunch of holes on one end where you turn
them over and they go "MEEOOOOW" or "MOOOOoooo". Frank calls the spit of
"cow cans" The Moo Cow Barbecue. It's "roasts" nicely over a electric
set of fake burning "fire place logs" mounted on a three legged pedestal.
The illuminated "cat can spit" is roasting over the electric table-top
organs inside of a large bird cage. Two large plastic frogs croak in response
to the blinking lights. When the Arta Fundi program commands, this
assemblage is activated by a binary counter that turns its elements on
the Arta Fundi Home Page.