Polyphonic Playground x Studio Wayne Mcgregor

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Polyphonic Playground x Studio Wayne Mcgregor

Exploring naive exuberance, sound installation Polyphonic Playground returns to London this weekend...

Having been around Art Basel Miami and Milan Design Week, Studio PSK‘s Polyphonic Playground is back home this weekend, for a two-day event that honours the cultural dawning underway at Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Polyphonic Playground x Studio Wayne Mcgregor at Here East, London

Emergent hotbed of creativity and innovation, Here East, will host the installation (running 30 — 31 July as part of the hub’s Foundations programme) that was originally commissioned by London College of Fashion’s Fashion Space Gallery; LCF will have completed their move out to this neck of the woods by 2021.

Rooted in the primal joy of children’s playgrounds, the music-tech installation sees the playground recreated on an adult scale, using a timber framework that has been enhanced by all manner of technological jiggery-pokery; circuit boards, and conductive yarn and tape trigger sounds and sequences via MIDI — the naive rapture of youth playing out a symphony of contemporary bleeps and beats.

Visitors will have the chance to interact with the installation, whilst a brand new performance — Thigmo (the Greek word for touch) — by choreographer Eleesha Drennan, commissioned by Studio Wayne McGregor, will explore the visceral bonds between touch, dance, sound, and technology. Other performances and workshops will take place over two 2pm — 7pm sessions this weekend.

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Polyphonic Playground
Polyphonic Playground
Polyphonic Playground is commissioned and curated by Ligaya Salazar with Polona Dolžan
Polyphonic Playground is commissioned and curated by Ligaya Salazar with Polona Dolžan
Polyphonic Playground is commissioned and curated by Ligaya Salazar with Polona Dolžan

Photography of Polyphonic Playground in Milan, Carlos Jimenez

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