M.I.K.E. John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. 2006.
M.I.K.E. (Music Integrated Kiosk Environment) is located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and commissioned by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. M.I.K.E. was completed in August of 2006 by the municipalWORKSHOP, an outrider to the M12 Collective. M.I.K.E. is an interdisciplinary, architectural sculpture that celebrates the physical and cultural landscape of the Upper Midwest. A transformed grain bin, this quirky sonic space shuttle operates as a mobile sculpture, a public performance space, and a community-based music program. M.I.K.E. engages public space through visual and sonic means. The sculpture is designed to function as an interactive sound recording studio on the inside, outfitted to record various audio experiences including music, oral histories, and sound art works, while the exterior folds apart, transforming into a three tier performance stage. The Kohler Arts Center programs the sculpture each summer for a number of different music and theatrical events.