daniel arsham x pharrell: casio MT-500 made from volcanic ash
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sep 16, 2013
daniel arsham x pharrell: casio MT-500 made from volcanic ash



daniel arsham x pharrell: casio MT-500 made from volcanic ash
all images courtesy of daniel arsham

 

 

 

american artist and sculptor daniel arsham and artist pharrell williams revealed their creative collaboration: a series of sculptural keyboards made to look like fossilized relics of a bygone past. the monochromatic re-creations are based off the design of the 1980s casio MT-500 keyboard and drumkit, the very first instrument pharrell ever made music on. arsham recast the electronic music machines and the modeled the forms out of geological materials: volcanic ash, crystal, and steel. the collection was unveiled at an exhibition and event hosted at standard east village in new york on september 11th, 2013. the celebration included a tactile, interactive experience, where guests could handle the objects with provided white gloves.

 

 


three recreations of the 1980s casio MT-500 keyboard

 

 


the white sculpture made from volcanic ash, crystal, and steel

 

 


a detail of the black keyboard sculpture

 

 


daniel arsham holds his sculpture with pharrell

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