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10:00AM - 7:00PM
Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Avenue N, Seattle WA 98109
This event is free

Presented by:

  • Mithun

  • Team: Brendan Connolly, Uwe Bergk, Evan Fleming, Alex Ayala, Nathaniel Smith, Veronica Macalinao, Laura Tittle, Carl Dominguez, Christian Runge, Bennet Song, Aaron Willette, Andrew Birklid, Ben Loshin, Ellen Li, Nitin Pauletti, Leah Guszkowski, Lucas Dubinski, Peter Burke

    Built Installation

    How can your senses help you gain an understanding of the past, present, and future of a place?

    The SDF 2024 Call for Proposals asks: WHAT IF? At Mithun, this sparks such questions as:

    What if we could create an interactive lens through which to better understand our regional history?

    What if we could evoke past feelings of place through a spatial intervention?

    What if we could create something which makes a lasting impact, beyond the two days of the Festival?

    Mithun aims to explore these questions, in partnership with Arup, through an interactive built installation in Lake Union Park, something inherently temporary, responsible in both its use of materials and its relationship to the community. We envision an installation that takes shape through the engagement of the Festival’s visitors, and incorporates elements of sound, light and shadow to invite users of all ages and abilities. Whether through the addition or subtraction of sub-elements, the deeper meaning of the installation will be continuously revealed over the 2-day duration of the Festival, representing a collaborative effort of the community. We are inspired by the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest (canoes, rowing sculls, tugboats, cargo ships etc.). We aim to evoke these structures and a connection to the water through an installation that interacts with the ambient sounds of South Lake Union.

    Visitors will experience a combination of analog and digitally amplified sound elements which, combined with selective visual screening and framing of views, create a space for reflection on the past, present and future of the site.


    This team is committing to reusing materials from this experience in their own future work.