Lawrence, Indiana, US
Buchheim Museum, Bernried, DE
A bespoke edition of the Musical Swings’ is suspended from a museum’s lake view balcony.
The Buchheim Museum in the German rural town of Bernried hosts the art collection of Lothar-Günther Buchheim, amidst groves of old trees, ponds and the notorious Starnberg lake. The building, designed by the architectural firm Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner features a jetty-like balcony extending out over the lake.
Daily tous les jours’ trio of interactive swing sets hangs from the iconic balcony, introducing a novel perspective to appreciate the encompassing natural and architectural landscapes. The artwork joins a scultpure garden collection.
The swings have large circular seats, each accommodating two adults or more smaller creatures. Players are free to sit or recline. With the pivot structures’ bearing mechanism enabling a smooth, friction-free motion, and the very long cables, the relaxation aspect of the experience is maximized. As visitors sway together, the rhythmic movements of their bodies through the air translate into collective ethereal melodies.
This edition follows the same principles as the other Musical Swings in the series, aiming to enhance synchronous movements and encourage collaboration: