Running September 15 to October 14

An interactive work that will warm hearts of all ages. Impulse is an interactive work comprised of seesaws of various sizes, with lighting and sound.  The installation and its streamlined design will delight children and adults as they play with the effects it produces, filling the space with a dance of sounds and lights and bringing joy through the days and nights.

Part playground apparatus, part interactive installation, the 15 seesaws transform the space with the sound and light emitted when people play on them. To activate the seesaw, one person sits down on each end. The seesaws, fitted with LED lights and speakers, then produce a series of beautiful sounds, by sound artist Mitchell Akiyama. The intensity of the light varies as the board’s angle changes. The closer you get to the work and the more you play on the seesaws, the more you notice subtleties in the installation and details in the sound and light. Impulse is an urban installation that renews itself for each different audience. Each person becomes, while on the seesaws, the player of a novel instrument.

Photo credit: Impulse, by Lateral Office and CS Design, a production of Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, distributed by QDSinternational. (Photo: © Ulysse Lemerise-OSA)

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