of music coming out of an umbrella under a stream of water. I notcied
that some people were making dates to meet at the OK installation
which was open late in the evenings. That suggests it is fitting
in to significant behavior patterns (mating) and at the same time
changing them - rather than going to a cafe or bar to drink and
What problems and special challenge occurred due to realize the
project in the public space?
the festival was widely publicized, making people notice presented
no problems. Mainly technical: it's easy to get water there, but
getting the water away (drainage) requires a specially prepared
site. We were in fact luck to have a gradual but not perfect slope
to assist in the drainage. Another feature to be worked out was
how the umbrellas were to be offered & provided. It required
that an attendant be there to supervise this. In an ideal situation
it would be in the rainy season so everybody would already have
their own umbrella.
4. What meaning has the interactivity for the project? What shall
the Interaction produce, cause?
think I answered some (sociological aspects) of theis already. As
an esthetic experience it involves as much the kinematics of play
and dancing around as it does a listening or musical experience.
That is I tried to balance the unusualness of the means of listening
- requiring that the user participate in order to hear - with the
banality of the tunes - Blue Danube Waltz, Singin in the Rain etc.