Ride free lighted seesaws at Navy Pier. Relive your childhood on illuminated and choreographed to music seesaws.
Where: 600 E Grand Ave, 312-595-5629 Polk Bros. Park
When: Friday March 10, 2017- May 21, 2017 Free and open to the pubic.
The installation of Impulse is opening at Navy Pier as part of the Year of Public Art in Chicago. You have to hand it to the folks at Navy Pier for coming up with cool things like this.
What is it
“Impulse is a publicly activated light and sound experience that uses repetitive units of subtle light and sound to create a temporal, ever changing event, allowing guests to create co positions with unique, urban instruments”.
Fifteen seesaws ranging from 16-24 feet in length, will illuminate and produce audible tones when in motion, activating built in lights and speakers. Come out to play and enjoy these captivating works of art.
Where did it come from
According to Urdesign:
A team of Canadian designers and artists has created Impulse, an installation comprising 30 giant seesaws that will transform the Place des Festivals in Montréal into a vast illuminated playground accompanied by a set of all-new video projections till January 31, 2016. The creation is the work of Toronto-based firm Lateral Office and Montreal-based CS Design, in collaboration with EGP Group of Montreal.
The interactive work on the Place des Festivals presents a series of giant illuminated and sound-producing seesaws. To activate them, visitors straddle them like any other seesaw. Once in motion, the built-in lights and speakers produce a harmonious sequence of sounds and lights, resulting in a constantly evolving ephemeral composition.
It’s toured Scottsdale, AZ, London; Brussels; and Lugano, Switzerland.
Don’t get off and let your friend crash to the ground
Someone in my grammar school’s leg was broken that way.