Internet, 2015 - Interactive Sculpture

LeLieu, Québec city, Canada

I found two seats at LeLieu that I could make into swings and placed one in the gallery and one in the office, each facing the same wall. The swings were connected to each other by a rope and pulley system that went through the wall. Each person controlled the other persons swing momentum with his or her rope but they were unable to see their counterpart. The project was conceived and built in a day and a half and is a good example of how quickly new ideas can be implemented with the right skills and tools. Internet, had immediate and visceral access points for the audience. There was risk involved in engaging with the work, but there was also a significant reward. Participants had joyful encounters that allowed them to transform from adults into playful kids!