Glowing seesaws have taken over the iconic Place Des Festivals in Montreal, combining a public art installation with a luminous interactive experience. Designed by Lateral Office and CS Design, the giant seesaws, dubbed "Impulse," hum with music when passersby play on them. The vibrant seesaws were chosen for the city’s sixth annual Luminothérapie event, which includes art and tech projects that use light and design.
The thirty giant seesaws welcome visitors along the Place Des Festivals promenade, accompanied by a series of video-projections on nearby buildings to complete a luminous experience. As revelers move up and down on the seesaws, the playground structures are activated. LED lights and speakers within the seesaws begin to create sound in sync with the pumping of user’s legs. With thirty seesaws in all, the area turns into a light up orchestra of sounds, controlled by the two festival goers on each seesaw.
The light up seesaws are paired with architecturally-inspired projection, which also feature soundtracks that do not contrast with the buzz of their own sound. The Luminothérapie project brings Montrealers outdoors in the winter, and engages them with their city in new and playful ways. The festival and installations, which are free to the public, may be enjoyed over the festive holiday season until January 31st.
via This is Colossal