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Welcome to a playground of semi-intelligent seesaws.

When: Friday, August 10 2018 till Sunday, August 26 2018. 4:00 PM to 9:00 AM
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Where: Festival Park
Cnr Smith Street & Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin, NT, 0800
Topic: Human body and movement, Environment and nature, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair access
Social Media: Facebook

Festival Park becomes a playground for adults with Pivot, a collection of semi-intelligent seesaws designed by Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, artists who create unexpected situations for listening.

Join in this live art conversation kick-starter that connects you with other Festival goers in a philosophical tête-à-tête mediated by a talking seesaw. As you enjoy the rare opportunity to ride, speak and listen, remember that Pivot is programmed to consider all words it hears – so it’s reflecting your own views, and the views of many others. While global democracy teeters towards ever more dangerous farce, rejoice in the safe absurdity of a seesaw ride.

Pivot’s field of boldly coloured seesaws invites you to stop and play – and then asks you to think deeply about the commitments you make every day to create this complex world of ours. What does the future hold for our public spaces when those in power around the world seem hell bent on inflaming divisions rather than fostering confident, diverse communities? How can we make sure that the tensions emerging from cultural difference become constructive rather than remaining insecure, hateful and damaging? How do we find that balance?

Pivot will help unleash your inner child as it playfully looks at the role of conversation in our democracy, gifting you, the people of our city, a voice (and a ride on some play equipment).

Contact details:

Harriet Robinson
Darwin Festival
Phone: 08 8943 4200

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