Scottsdale Public Art

Temporary Art

MICRO-Double Helix

During Canal Convergence 2016, artists Aaron Sherwood and Kiori Kawai of the installation/performance group Purring Tiger, invited the public to explore and play with the over 200 suspended balls which made up MICRO–Double Helix. Each ball was equipped with a light and a speaker so when touched, they generated a unique sound, and light up with one of five different colors. The first incarnation of this installation, MICRO, was originally unveiled at Burning Man 2014. MICRO-Double Helix was a reincarnation of the original, created specifically for the Marshall Way Bridge.


As attendees walked, skipped, jumped or danced through the installation, they became the missing link that connected the “particles” together, creating the double helix.

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