Artist Statement: ‘Impractical Operators’ showcases sound sculptures, invented instruments and drawings created between 2017 and 2021, many of which were constructed during the pandemic. In assembling this collection, I hope to highlight pieces that demonstrate the unexpected sound-making qualities of common everyday objects, encourage visitors to play around and maybe get a laugh or two.
Artist Bio: Bryan Day is a sonic adventurer, painter and inventor of curious things based in the East Bay. Using scavenged electronics, repurposed mechanical components, and amplified materials that you might find in your garage or your great uncle's office, he re-imagines them into constructivist sound sculptures. Day has performed, taught workshops, and built sound installations across Europe, Asia and the Americas. He spends his days designing, building and fixing exhibits at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.