IMPULSE is a series of interactive, acoustic, illuminated seesaws that respond and transform when in motion. The project uses the idea of repetitive units of subtle light and sound that can be played by the public to create a temporal, ever‐changing event. IMPULSE embodies ideas of serialism, repetition, and variation to produce zones of intensity and calm.
IMPULSE is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 31–June 3, 2018. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.
Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts
Creation and execution: Lateral Office and CS Design, in collaboration with EGP Group, Mitchell Akiyama, Generique Design and Robocut Studio |Production: Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Montreal
Photo courtesy of Creos
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Lateral Office is an experimental design practice that operates at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. CS Design is a consultancy that approaches lighting design from the perspective of architect.
Lateral Office describes its practice process as a commitment to “design as a research vehicle to pose and respond to complex, urgent questions in the built environment,” engaging in the “wider context and climate of a project – social, ecological, or political.” Lateral Office is committed to an architecture that responds directly to the demands of the 21st century – and the subsequent new typologies made possible by an architecture that brazenly confronts today. Recent work and research focuses on powerful design relationships between public realm, infrastructure, and the environment.
Lateral Office’s work has been exhibited in numerous venues across the United States and Canada, as well as Germany, Iceland, England, and the Faroe Islands. They have lectured extensively across the USA and Canada, as well as Norway, Germany, England, Belgium, and Colombia. And have been invited as external guest critics at several institutions including: Harvard GSD, Yale University, Columbia University, UCLA, UBC, McGill University, among many others. Clients and collaborators have included City of Memphis, City of Reykjavik, City of Toronto, Metis Garden, Harbourfront Centre, Culture and Heritage Nunavut, Holcim Foundation, among others.