Two individuals walking through revolving door.

Music Box Revolving Door adopts the mechanism of a music box to the axial structure of the revolving door to create a phrase of music activated by pedestrians entering Kitchener City Hall. This simple insertion into the flow of foot traffic will introduce a momentary reverie or play-space in the transitive architecture of the revolving door. The ubiquity of revolving doors throughout civic public space engenders indifference, through familiarity, to their elegant & clean mechanical simplicity. Without altering their function or basic form, Music Box Revolving Door transforms this architectural detail into an agent for the Unexpected.
Janis Demkiw completed her studies at York University with a BFA. She participated in the thematic residence Beauty at the Banff Centre, AB. Recent exhibitions include the the 8th Havana Biennial, Cuba, Natural Light Window, ArtSystem, Red Head, Mercer Union, all Toronto and collaborations with Instant Coffee at The Americas Society, NYC and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. 
Duncan McDonald holds an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and composes the sound bites for the project. He had performances and exhibitions at the Anne Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, AREP, Paris, France, Jewel Box, Berlin Germany and in numerous venues throughout Europe, the United States and Brasil. 
Corwyn Lund graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Design. He participated with a project at the 8th Havana Biennial and recent exhibitions include YYZ, Mercer Union, Art Metropole, Toronto and the FAB, Gallery University of Alberta. His work is in many collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.