SeeSawSeat teeter totter may be coming to Sunset Park

Jun 27 2016, 8:40 pm

The Vancouver Park Board may be adding a SeeSawSeat to Sunset Park, if it approves a small art project by local artist Germaine Koh.

The artwork, which would be placed at the corner of 51st and Main Street, resembles a bus shelter bench, but works like a teeter totter.

“This creates a playful situation full of possibilities for interaction and negotiation between
members of the public,” reads a detailed description of the SeeSawSeat.

“Uncomfortable when used by only one person, the individuals that encounter it will soon deduce that it is best experienced with another person, so the seat becomes a tool for playful social exchange.”

Koh created a SeeSawSeat prototype back in 2012 and it has been shown around the world ever since. Its future in Vancouver will be decided by the park board on Monday night.

Rendering showing the SeeSawSeat teeter totter at Sunset Park (Vancouver Park Board)

Rendering showing the SeeSawSeat teeter totter at Sunset Park (Vancouver Park Board)

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