Activities/One Two Three Swing! at Dora Observatory, South Korea

2019

20 May - 19 May Public Art

One Two Three Swing! at Dora Observatory, South Korea
Photo: Superflex

One Two Three Swing! Opening at Dora Observatory in South Korea on May 20th 2019


SUPERFLEX is pleased to announce a two-year exhibition of their large-scale installation One Two Three Swing! at the Dora Observatory in South Korea, opening on May 20th. One Two Three Swing! was originally commissioned by Hyundai for TATE Modern in 2017 and was conceived as a recurring project, appearing in new locations all over the world. Comprised of modular, three-seat swing sets conjoined by a zig-zagging orange line, One Two Three Swing! challenges contemporary social and political stasis by inviting visitors to activate the transformative potential of collective movement.


The energy of collective power will be directed by the particular significance of the site, which is located at the top of Mount Dora in South Korea, overlooking the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Designed specifically for this location, the seats on the swings are presented in the various colours of South Korean currency bills. The year 2019 also marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and South Korea, making the installation of One Two Three Swing! at Dora Observatory particularly significant. 


Weaving between, within, and beyond public spaces and institutions around the world, One Two Three Swing! explores the revolutionary potential of joining together collectively, even through the most innocent and everyday actions.  


SUPERFLEX is collaborating with the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to install One Two Three Swing! in  North Korea.


One Two Three Swing! was developed in close collaboration with KWY.studio; structural engineering by Betar; technical design and production by Nupergo; Rasmus Koch studio. One Two Three Swing! would not have been possible without the unconditional support of Real DMZ Project, The Embassy of Denmark in Korea, The Danish Culture Agency, The New Carlsberg Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Paju City and Gwangju Biennale Foundation.

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