"One Two Three Swing!" is the first exhibition at Copenhagen Contemporary's new location on Refshaleøen
One Two Three Swing!
June 29, 2018–December 30, 2018
An orange line of swings weaves through Superflex’ large-scale installation One Two Three Swing! Where swings are normally made for individual use, Superflex’ swings are designed for three people to swing together and experience the potential of collaborative participation.
With the large-scale installation One Two Three Swing! Superflex address what they experience as an apparent social apathy, an inability to act in the face of the political, environmental, and economic challenges in our times. In the large metal structure of orange swings winding through Hall 1, we as an audience can experience movement and the power of collective human actions.
In Hall 2, the state of apathy is represented by a large pendulum swinging widely across a carpet woven in the colours of Euro notes. We are invited to lie down and contemplate the fabric of economy and other forces governing our everyday lives while literally reflecting on, while being reflected in, the mirror-like pendulum.
One Two Three Swing! is both an aesthetic and a conceptual installation engaging with the power of play and the collaborative entities people can create together. The shared experience is embedded within us and may engender new collaborative activities and movements as we go through life. Superflex see the collective force as a positive energy, potentially capable of changing the course of our lives and thus our future. The work may also trigger reflections on fundamental questions such as democracy, influence, and common citizenship – in that sense, Superflex’ swings are more than just play.
One Two Three Swing! was created in 2017 for the huge Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in London where, in a recognition of their work, Superflex were selected as the recipients of the Hyundai Commission.
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