Written and Reported by Catherine Hill
Breaking News: TUCSON, Arizona.— Seesaws appear overnight in front of the main library on the University of Arizona campus.
Impulse, an “interactive light and sound experience,” is a traveling art installation originating from the annual winter festival, Luminothérapie, held in Quartier des Spectacles, the downtown district of Montreal.
The seesaws emit various musical notes at random and when the ends of the seesaws touch the ground and swing back up in the air. The long structures of the seesaws light up in white as they sing.
According to Arizona Arts, the structures represent a greater collaboration between Lateral Office, CS Design and EGP Group, in partnership with Quartier des Spectacles. The seesaws are in conjunction with a greater mission to promote access to the arts for all students, according to Arizona Arts.
This is the second consecutive year that the Arts Signature Series displayed interactive art for October, National Arts and Humanities month.
The seesaws are scheduled to be displayed until Tuesday, November 8th.