Seaport Swings: An Interactive Public Art Installation
Seaport's newest, interactive art installation, consists of red frames, each emblematic of a small house, with a swing inside.
|Dates:||Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - Sunday, March 14, 2021|
|Ages:||Kids, Teens, Adults|
|Category:||Arts & Culture|
The installation creates a moment to reflect on the meaning of home, a theme which has taken on even greater significance in the last year.
The structures encourage a moment of play and togetherness while allowing visitors to look through the walls of adjacent homes, offering a view into their neighborís parallel journey.
The installation is on display on Seaport Common now through Sunday, March 14, 2021; much of it will coincide with Snowportís family friendly winter games and activities and Design Seaportís new art installations, which are in the neighborhood through February 28, 2021.
Look for a complimentary virtual Seaport Sessions conversation about Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 with the installationís creators, Hector Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena, on March 3, 2021; registration details will post soon on Seaportís website, www.bostonseaport.xyz
Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 was originally inspired by the lively mercados of Latin America where human connections are made every day.
The installation has appeared in major cities across the world, dwelling within several museums, as well as on streets and public parks. Notably, the installation was repurposed to help create a temporary refuge for families who lost their homes during Mexicoís devastating earthquake in 2017.
In Seaport, Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 comprises of sixteen homes, spaced six feet apart and standing at nearly ten feet tall, to form a three-dimensional canvas that encourages people of all ages to safely socialize and play.
Unique to Seaportís installation is the addition of a welcoming, glowing light. When a casa is empty, an inviting white glow bids passersby to enter. Once inside, the glow dims to show that someone is home.
Each structure is also complete with a swing, allowing the space to be as playful and interactive as each visitor desires.
Through March 14, 2021, Boston Seaport will donate one dollar to Habitat for Humanity for every image of Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 posted on Instagram that tags @seaportbos in the image and caption; the donations will help local families build or improve on a place they can call home.
Visitors can enjoy this unique installation alongside Snowportís ample opportunity for socially distant, outdoor play by way of iceless curling and classic games such as jumbo Jenga, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and cornhole.
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