Every spring, an interactive installation takes over a high-traffic area in Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles and sets a collective ritual. The installation offers a fresh look at the idea of cooperation, the notion that we can achieve more together than separately. The result is a giant instrument made of 21 musical swings; each swing in motion triggers different notes, all the swings together compose a piece, but some sounds only emerge from cooperation. The project stimulates ownership of the public space, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, and creating a place for playing and hanging out in the middle of the city centre.
Word has it that this 21 swings project is being traveled to different locations, so we will just throw it out there – but Los Angeles, a city that is known to lack community due to it’s ginormousness, could really benefit from a swinging art project! We are attracted to this project and really any project for that manner, that creates community and rewards cooperation and as a bonus (as one of the swingers in the video says), this project is “making music for your entire body.”
via Daily tous les jours
Created by Mouna Andraos & Melissa Mongiat
With support from Quartier des spectacles de Montréal
Original Soundtrack by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh