Pole Dance | PS1 Young Architects Program
Pole Danche in MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program in New York, take the opportunity to further contemporary explorations of sensory charged environments, rather than finite forms. They designed a participatory environment that reframes the conceptual relation between people and structure. Composed of an interconnected system of poles, netting, and elastic bungee, its equilibrium is constantly challenged by both human action and environmental factors, such as rain and wind. Discovering its elasticity, visitors engage with the structure to invent games, test its limits, and watch it gently danceThe small courtyard adjacent to the main space holds an immersive, interactive installation where visitors can create and control a rich sound experience by moving and shaking the poles. The entire system is assembled from readymade materials. The details allow for the system to be broken down without material degradation and most components have been repurposed since the installation was closed.