Indoor Swing Set Installation Encourages Communal Play

Indoor Swing Set Installation Encourages Communal Play
Design

Ann Hamilton's 'the event of a thread' at Park Avenue Armory is a participatory installation with over 40 swings that animate a massive cloth curtain.

Emma Hutchings
  • 13 december 2012

Artist Ann Hamilton was commissioned by Park Avenue Armory to create an installation in the 55,000 sq ft Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Until January 6th, visitors can experience ‘the event of a thread,’ which is a participatory installation featuring over 40 swings suspended from the hall’s trusses, which control a large cloth curtain that divides the space. The cloth will be animated by the movement of the swings, as it is connected via ropes and pulleys, creating an experience of communal connectivity.

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