Sunday, March 04, 2007

Swing EVERYWHERE

................Flying lessons...... Gravitation is a phenomenon through which all objects attract each other. Flight is the process by which an object achieves sustained movement through the air by aerodynamically generating lift, aerostatically using buoyancy, or in movement beyond earth’s atmosphere, in the case of spaceflight........................... The quest for the horizon is a bed, an unreachable, horizontal dreamland of vacation islands where water and sky touch freely. Only sailors and sunset interrupt this line of blue against blue with myth and poetry. The vertical reach of cities, like the upright character of waking life, slaps neighborhoods awake in construction's eternal quest for clouds: vacancies appear only upwards, above and on top. Lonely horizons are levitating bodies in beds, beds filled mostly by ones not twos. City buildings stand in crowds barred by streets, with so many not-slanted, flat roofs collecting and evaporating because where would the water go? The anonymous intimacy of subway mornings with sleeping fists gathered, gripping, piled on totem-pole-of-hands railings. I want to make eye contact.

5 comments:

Libby Koponen said...

Hey,
I think these swings are cool. Do you sell them? A long time ago I saw one of your swing on the subway videos (I think on a friend's blog).

Are amy of these for sale?

I bet your lights are cool, too. I looked on your Website but didn't see any.

I really liked your blog about play and revolution and swings on the subway, too!

--Libby(a chidren's book writer)

Sleep said...

Hi!
For a while now I've been following your work through this blog. I really admire your take on the participative art experience!
I'm a mexican film maker (trying) living in ny and I recently had to shoot an exercise for which I drew inspiration from your can phone. I'm almost done with the editing and will very much like to show it to you. I'll let you know when Im fully done with it.
Keep up the good work. Im following.
godspeed!
Joseph Levinson

Isho said...

Hi!
For a while now I've been following your work through this blog. I really admire your take on the participative art experience!
I'm a mexican film maker (trying) living in ny and I recently had to shoot an exercise for which I drew inspiration from your can phone. I'm almost done with the editing and will very much like to show it to you. I'll let you know when Im fully done with it.
Keep up the good work. Im following.
godspeed!
Joseph Isho Levinson

Isho said...

(i accidently posted the previous message under another account)

kevin bracken said...

We wrote a manifesto called "playgrounds everywhere", inspired by the removal of a swing that had been installed in a Toronto alley called "The Secret Swing".

Unfortunately the manifesto is gone, but the object remains the same: install playground equipment wherever possible, from swings to slides to see-saws.

We have definitely been inspired by your work - keep tuned to Newmindspace.com to see if we put it into action ;)