RAINSTICK. ANTI-MONUMENT (2021)
interactive objects, bamboo wood, grains, 300x20x6cm
Rainstick as an idiophone instrument has hazy history. It is not clear where was the rainstick made for the first time and with what materials. Some instrumentologists state it must have been made simultaneously by different cultures of different origins. This would suggest that as rain is mutual to all beings on the planet so the rainstick could be. An anti-monument of rain, coming alive in the hands of a player. Organic, fully biodegradable, with no pedestal, shared by a community. Resonating, soothing, with a potential to evoke the feeling of oneness with Earth.