One Two Three Swing! around the World

  • Solution: Buildings, Infrastructure and Transport
  • Type: Urbanism, environment and public areas, Art, culture and sports
  • Architecture: KWY.studio
  • Client: SUPERFLEX
  • Scope: Foundations and structures
  • Photography: Lance Gerber / Laurin Schmid / Anders Sune Berg / Felix Adler / The Real DMZ Project / Torben Eskerod / SUPERFLEX Studio
  • Contractor: Nupergo

One Two Three Swing! around the World

  • Solution: Buildings, Infrastructure and Transport
  • Type: Urbanism, environment and public areas, Art, culture and sports
  • Architecture: KWY.studio
  • Client: SUPERFLEX
  • Scope: Foundations and structures
  • Photography: Lance Gerber / Laurin Schmid / Anders Sune Berg / Felix Adler / The Real DMZ Project / Torben Eskerod / SUPERFLEX Studio
  • Contractor: Nupergo

One Two Three Swing! is an installation of interconnected swings connected to an orange steel line, extending beyond walls, stretching into the urban landscape and the wider world.

It was created in 2017 for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and the first Turbine Hall commission to extend beyond the gallery walls. An orange line connecting dozens of three-seated swings weaves through the Turbine Hall, emerging onto the terrace outside Tate Modern where it will bring life to the space throughout the day and night and continue to extend over time.

The Swings were materialized through steel circular hollow section elements, welded or bolted together, in order to allow their disassembly and transportation for future reinstallation. Its connection to the ground was achieved by fasteners on pre-existing pavements, or by steel or concrete footings at exterior installation or when fasteners weren’t allowed.

After the end of the original exhibition, a structure was dismantled and divided into sections to be relocated around the world. Various One Two Three Swing! site-specific installations also continue to be created in a great diversity of contexts, such as the DMZ area in South Korea and Vordingborg in Denmark. The color-scheme of the swing seats represents the specific colors of the national currency of the country in which the swings are installed. Over time, the work will evolve as the orange line continues to grow and new swings spread around the world.

Currently, the installation has already been spread through several countries, namely United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, South Korea and Saudi Arabia.

One Two Three Swing!
SUPERFLEX, developed in close collaboration with KWY.studio

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