Swings is public art project by Jeff Waldman. What started last year as a conversation about the simplistic pleasures of swings has launched into a multi-city experiment in unexpected joy and cerebral happiness.
Jeff installed swings in San Francisco, in the Marshall Islands, Panama and across Los Angeles, thanks to a grant from The Awesome Foundation.
It’s a universal message. An appeal to celebrate the passions of our youth, to give in to simplistic urges, but mostly, to remind people of the difference a smile can make in their day and the infectious effect that a smile has on those they encounter.
Visit swingsetting.org to be a part of ther next swings project.
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Paris needs this! There are very few swings there and the ones that are there they charge for. Seriously.
Jul 1st, 2011 / 7:04 am
Wow, love this, a great idea and what a great choice of music for the video too.
Jul 3rd, 2011 / 6:22 am
Penguin Cafe Orchestra and swings are an excellent combination, I agree :)
Jul 3rd, 2011 / 9:45 pm
simple and great idea.
Jul 4th, 2011 / 3:43 am
The one on the roof does not look very safe.
Jul 4th, 2011 / 8:01 am
Yes, the Netherlands are starting to swing : )
May 25th, 2012 / 11:52 am