Silage Beach

SILAGE BEACH, an artwork by Mowry Baden, provides an environment that fools one's sensory perceptions. Visitors step inside a cylindrical, rotating tent-like structure made up of vertical strips of white and orange vinyl, and sit down on a stool they find inside. The rotating tent offers no visual cues, and after a short time, visitors often feel that they themselves are rotating, rather than the tent. The tent-like structure is supported by a silage chute, emphasizing the artist's interest in found objects and providing a clue to the name of the work. The exhibit is based on extensive research done in the field of motion perception.