New York firm Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu
present a new urban landscape
outside the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre
in New York. On view June 27th through September, Pole Dance
is a 16×16 foot grid of 30 foot high poles connected by bungee cords. There are a number of activators for the grid, including pulls, hammocks, and master-rings that invite visitor interaction. The grid is covered with netting that limits the maximum pivot of the poles, and topped with large, brightly colored balls that roll and bounce as the poles sway. Also, eight of the poles are connected to accelerometers that measure the motion of the poles and convert the motion into tones. Sound can be generated by visitors pushing or shaking the poles, or simply by the wind nudging the poles. In addition, there is an interactive iPhone app that allows you to affect the quality of the sound for each pole in real time.
The entire system is made of ready-made parts, also, and most of the components will be repurposed after the installation
Photography by Iwan Baan