The first permanent edition was installed in Lawrence in 2021. In this context, the artwork became an extension of locals’ living rooms, a place for lively exchanges as well as for collective relaxation on an everyday basis. Furthermore, it changed the small town’s ‘drive-thru city’ reputation to a destination in its own right.
Lawrence, Indiana, USA
Buchheim Museum of Imagination, GER (soon)
Also available as a Touring edition
Just like with humanity, one person alone is a note, but many people is a symphony.
A new A Frame structure.
Toddler seat, adaptive seats for people with special needs and a 360 seat available.
« In the past, Lawrence has been known as a drive-through community. You would drive through Lawrence to get to Downtown Indianapolis. We wanted people to come here and stay (…) The Musical Swings, of course, is the star of the Campus to engage community members. Everyone is talking about going to Lawrence to visit, not to drive through, but to visit, the Musical Swings. »
Interview with Judy Byron, Arts for Lawrence executive director
“The Swings utilize music to weave together human experience.”
“I told my grandmother about it, It’s very therapeutic.”
“Inviting cross-generational cooperative, exploratory, open-ended, creative fun”
— A Playful Path