Interactive and playful installation for the Pop Up Culture program promoted by Guimarães 2012 – European Capital of Culture. Until the 16th of November at Plataforma das Artes, Guimarães, Portugal.
Based on the principle of swinging to produce electricity, SWING is also an ode to the rich industrial heritage of Guimarães, reflected in its mechanical devices and sounds evocative of the ones once produced in the factories of the city. The base structure, made of re-usable wooden pallets (sponsored by Palsystems), serves as a podium for the swings at the same time that it contains the hidden electrical system. Traditional hemp rope, wooden beams, bicycle chains, wheels, dynamos and lights complete the material palette used in the installation giving it an “old-style” look and a low-tech kind of feel.
Sponsor: Palsystems – Paletes e embalagens, Lda.
Thanks to: Sr. Eduardo Vasco (Palsystems), Sr. Afonso Antunes, Sr. João Paulo (Altis), Sr. Fraga, Sr. Celso, Sr. José, Sr. João (das bicicletas), Pedro Durães Leite, Pedro Flores, José Mario Macedo, Jorge Lapa, Miguel Sousa Machado, Circolando