Music festivals offer way more than just a great lineup of bands these days. The Sziget Festival, one of Europe’s largest music festivals held in Budapest, makes art a major focus as shown with TREEDOM, a giant geometric wood forest installation. Design workshop Atelier YokYok created the temporary installation over the course of nine days and then dismounted it in two days after the end of the weeklong festival.
Part art and part outdoor furniture, the multi-functional TREEDOM served as a public meeting point and gathering space. The artwork comprised a network of 37 wood “tree” poles fixed to one another by over 200 diagonal boards that gave the impression of a vegetated canopy. Wooden benches were installed underneath the trees for outdoor lounging.
“The aim is to gather people around a simple symbol, in this case the forest,” writes YokYok. “More than a simple sculpture, we propose a huge installation that can be walked through, and experienced from within.” The canopy of wood boards creates slight shade during the day, while the Sammode lights make the installation glow at night. YokYok’s design was selected as the winning entry in the 2015 Art of Freedom Competition.
Images via Atelier YokYok