this is a social construct project: it invites other artists and those who support more spontaneous activity in our daily routines to come together this friday night to do a guerilla installation. we installed these swings under the holton bridge, in the media garden on the east side of the marsupial which connects many a neighborhood. these swings add purpose to our urban infrastructure and a playful interruption to those passing by. it is our hope that the installation will serve as not only an element of recreation, but as a point of reconsideration for these leftover spaces in our city.
this installation is part of beintween's social engagement initiative to make [art] do [work], and to help promote it's major initiative to continue the beerline recreational trail west of holton avenue, including the reclamation of a vast linear corridor as a park space for the harambee community. info on this initiative, entitled the artery, can be found @ beintween.org.
Plaese support the effort to bring the project that inspired the creation of these swings.
matireal is a geo-textile transforming an environmental nightmare into an ecological dream that inspired a new park called the artery.
Please visit the kickstarter page here:
those who participated:
kieth- creative director, designer, fabricator, installer, motivator...
kevin - helped install and test the big swing
steve - painted the logos, rope hanger, knot tier, and promoter
pat - with his truck, we were able to transport the big swing without the cargo bike
jeff - knot tier extraordinaire, helped finalize the big swing, trailer'ed over tools and materials
maise - swing tester and promoter
megan - knot tier and 2 time swing tester
kevin - expert knot tier and all around swing guru
henry - knot tier, and swing installer
jason - rope measurer, cutter, and installer, and rope burner
moriah - swing tester and future supporter
aaron - big swing installer and slinger
natalie - know tier and intertube installer
joe - the man as far as getting the ropes slung over, jack of many other trades
rob - garbage can builder and installer, also photographed the event
jenny - expert knot tier and tester
celeste - donator of three vertical swings, and trailer transported these to the site
pete - donated an 8 foot ladder for the install
jake - donated a 24' little giant ladder (roofing company)
sarah - donated over $300 in rope sturdy enough to hold the swings (home depot)
erin - future landscape support
willie - shot the event in still + motion picture
Shot with Sony VG20
50 mm lens
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