The Ceiling Janus

Ceiling-Mounted spinning double horn speaker.


 



 

 


 

Musical demonstration by Jim Elkington

CREDITS
Directed by Fruit Bonus
Director of Photography – Drew Wehde
Camera Operator – Amanda Speva
Camera Operator – Mark Pallman
Camera Assist – Gary Maloof
Production Audio – Erik Rasmussen
Data Management – Abbie Hamilton
Editor – Mark Pallman
Assistant Editor – Tim Cahill
Animation/Design – Tyler Nelson
Titles – Jason Oberg
Color – Jeff Greco
Audio Mix – Marina Bacci

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Specimen began in 2011 after I received a call from Jack White. He inquired about our Double Spinning Horn Speaker. He said that he wanted me to turn it upside down and hang it from the ceiling. After a long pause, I said it would take a little engineering. He suggested I embark on the project.

This spinning horn is similar to the original Double Spinning Horn Speaker but because it is ceiling-mounted, many of the internal fixtures were re-engineered to withstand the forces of gravity. It is also designed to operate by a wireless handheld controller that has two pre-set buttons and a continuously variable speed knob. Since a cable controller might be a little awkward coming down from the ceiling, this added feature makes operating the horn speaker as easy as pressing a button.

Ideally suited for the recording studio, this ceiling-mounted horn speaker produces sound similar to a Leslie unit, enveloping the space in a variety of merging wave fronts both emanating directly from the horn, and reflected off surfaces in the environment. Twisting phase relationships and Doppler-effect pitch-shifts occur within this unique kaleidoscope of sound. Being located near the ceiling enhances the “room” effect and make the bass response even more pronounced.

The horn speaker is made from fiberglass, the cylinder from bent birch plywood and the onion dome is made from a custom-molded piece layed up in fiberglass. The horn speaker, cylinder and dome are all finished in nitro-cellulose lacquer.

 

The Ceiling Janus
by Specimen

 

 

 

OMOTE

Realtime 3d facetracking & projection mapping.

ERICA ELAN CIGANEK

Los primerísimos primeros planos pintados por la joven artista Erica Elan Ciganek.

ROMAIN LAURENT

Los geniales gifs del fotógrafo Romain Laurent.

WOVEN PORTRAITS

Each of these portraits is the result of physically weaving together two photographic prints of the same sitter by David Samuel Stern.

marcel-dunger_01

SCHMUCKELEMENTE

Original colección de joyas creadas por Marcel Dunger con trozos de madera rotos y resinas de colores.

PIZZA IN THE WILD

By Jonpaul Douglass.

in the sea and near a girl.

Directed & animated by Masanobu Hiraoka
Music & sound design by Aimar Molero

NIGHTINGALE AND CANARY

Australian artist Andy Thomas specializes in creating ‘audio life forms’: beautiful abstract shapes that react to sounds. In this animated short, he visualizes two recorded bird sounds from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum.

adam-lupton_01

ADAM LUPTON

Canadian artist Adam Lupton‘s gaze explores psychological and sociological struggles in modern society. Painting in oil, blurring lines between realism and expressionism helps Lupton probe the internal and external dialogue faced in his multi-directional narratives. His recent work pits moments of choice against the visualization of their outcomes: temporal planes coexisting on a singular surface. With the notion of quantum mechanics having every possible outcome to a situation realized in splintered universes, he paints figures with varied levels of connection to reality.

EL TRIO by Sebastián Lara + Roberto Sedano

Esta serie de floreros fabricados en cerámica esmaltada, están inspirados en los tradicionales tríos de música mexicana. Su estética refleja la esencia, aspecto y personalidad de cada uno de los integrantes de alguna de esta agrupaciones. Donde encontramos al simpático gordito, seguido del vocalista fortachón líder de la banda y en la retaguardia al tímido y delgado guitarrista. Como una abstracción de la vestimenta de estas agrupaciones que se conforma de saco y corbatín. Las piezas cerámicas presentan un corte distintivo en la parte frontal.

ANNA HALLDIN MAULE

Oil paintings by Anna Halldin Maule.

B-M-B by Chamo San

B-M-B fue una exposición del artista Chamo San sobre Barcelona en la galería Mitte Barcelona.

LINDSEY HAMPTON

Lindsey Hampton is a Vancouver based multidisciplinary artist and designer.

BREZINSKI ILYA

El finísimo y puntillista estilo del tatuador bielorruso Brezinski Ilya.

THE MASK COLLAGES

Digital collage by Steven Quinn

AGNES TOTH

Las pinturas casi puzzles de la artista Agnes Toth.

SOPHIA NARRETT

Ya son unos cuantos artistas que usan hilo y aguja para bordar/crear sus obras. La artista Sophia Narrett aporta un toque distinto a todo lo visto hecho con esta meticulosa técnica.

MIRJA PITKÄÄRT

Mirja Pitkäärt is an Estonian designer based in Paris. Mirja is interested in accessories that sit between product and fashion design, using traditional as well as modern methods of manufacturing.

CARLA MCRAE

Las bonitas ilustraciones de Carla McRae.

BEN JOHNSON for L’MAD

L’MAD Collection is a South African fashion brand that creates limited edition collections that promote local artists and designers. The ethos behind L’MAD is to remain in constant dialogue with contemporary African art. As a result the collections are reverential in their beauty yet thoroughly contemporary in design. The collections are curated by Director, Lucy MacGarry.

TOMOO GOKITA

Los abstractos retratos en blanco y negro del artista Tomoo Gokita.

STRANGE PLANTS

Strange Plants is a celebration of plants in contemporary art by Zio Baritaux.

MERVE MORKOÇ

Las siempre perturbadoras ilustraciones de la artista Merve Morkoç.

F L O A T I N G

A short film directed by Greg Jardin about a lonely figure made out of balloons.

ETERNO

Eterno es uno de esos tatuadores que se define fácil: BRUTAL.

KIXBOX shelving

KIXBOX shelving by Maxim Scherbakov. This shelf for Kixbox store has been specifically designed for a shoe collection, but it’s been half of the summer and it turned into a book shelf for Pop-up store.

ANDERS GJENNESTAD

Anders Gjennestad is a norwegian stencil artist who exhibits in galleries, on street walls he goes by the alias strøk. Using his own photographs as a point of departure, his hand cut multi-layered stencils create photorealistic imagery, with depth and detail that is complex, tactile and mentally engaging. The placement and choice of material painted on depicts the nature of the subject and enables the work to interact with the space.

cody-hoyt_01

CODY HOYT

Las geniales piezas de cerámica de Cody Hoyt.

CHROMA FRAME by LUCY BIRLEY

Lucy Birley has collaborated with product designer Lambert Rainville to create “Chroma Frame”, and innovative chair system with interchangeable textile covers, allowing the user to explore shape and colour, and have fun with the designer’s flexible and informal vision.

TENIA

Las múltiples y enigmáticas miradas de los personajes del artista italiano Gianluca Gambino aka Tenia.