Playable, interactive low-tech sound sculpture incorporating recycled materials.
Interactive Low-tech Soundsculpture “Probability” is the result of a three-year collaboration between Bodil and Larnie Fox, shown at Pro Arts Gallery & Commons in Oakland, California March, 2022. The exhibition is anchored by a performative installation covering the main walls with self-playing and playable wall-mounted amplified sound sculptures. Elements of the installation are constructed to allow for chance sounds and interactions of sounds. Sounds are produced by amplified piezo contact microphones. Larnie and Bodil have used similar installations for performances on floors for the past few years. They have adapted techniques and strategies learned doing this floor-based work to the new wall-based work. The audience is invited to interact with this work to produce sound.

The installation combines materials favored by Bodil (copper, concrete, wire, felt, mixed media surface treatment) with those favored by Larnie (bamboo, plywood, recycled materials, motors).

Bodil & Larnie Fox : Instrument Makers, Composers & Performers
The maker Bodil & Larnie Fox
BIO ~ Larnie & Bodil Fox

Larnie Fox resume:
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Bodil and Larnie Fox are visual artists who work together on sound art and installations. Collaborations include dicewalks, performances as a duo and also with Contraption Quartet and the 14 member Crank Ensemble. Among other things, they created Birdhouse, a kinetic and olfactory installation for Vallejo’s Visions of the Wild festival; made Clepsydra, a sound and water installation at the Benicia Historical Museum; built and “flew” a 23-foot bamboo and muslin airplane/kite for Burning Man; made a giant kinetic dragonfly for the DuPage Museum near Chicago; designed and built the sets for Theatre of Yugen's Cycle Plays at Theatre Artaud in San Francisco. They were awarded a three-month joint residency at the Montalvo Art Center in 2016. During the early months of the 2020 pandemic, under Bodil’s leadership they worked to build and manage the “Benicia Mask Makers” who made and distributed over 15,000 hand-sewn masks first to health care professionals, then to farm workers, homeless people, Native groups and others.

Bodil Fox holds an MFA and BA in Art with an emphasis on textiles from San Francisco State University, an AA in Visual Communication from Shoreline Community College in Seattle and has studied at Engelsholm Textile Højskole College, Vejle, Denmark. She works with unusual materials such as concrete, wire, fortune cookie notes, sewing threads, pleated paper, and enjoys making “fake instruments”. Bodil is especially interested in counting and how to count/express time visually and in performance. She has shown her work at numerous Bay Area locations including Thoreau Center Art Gallery, California Crafts Museum, Arts Benicia, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Art Rise Gallery, Vorpal Gallery, Sanchez Art Center, Bridge ARTSpace, and SFSU Art Gallery.

Larnie Fox is known for monumental bamboo sculpture, kinetic sculpture, sound installations, performance, and painting. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions locally and nationally including one-person exhibitions in San Francisco at the Lab, the Randall Museum, and the Center for New Music, and also at the Richmond Art Center. He founded the Crank Ensemble who performed on his invented hand-cranked instruments, and currently is inventing instruments, composing and performing with the new-music group the Contraption Quartet. He holds an MFA in Painting from the University of Utah and is the former Director of the Children's Fine Art Program at the Palo Alto Art Center and former Executive Director of Arts Benicia, a regional art center.

Bodil and Larnie live and work together in an old house near the water in Benicia, California

Connect with Bodil & Larnie Fox
How I can help you:
Others can have fun playing our sculptures. They can learn to make high quality piezo contact microphones here: We're available for exhibitions,workshops and performances.
How you can help me:
We would love to find gigs in other parts of the world.