Boston Art Commission

inMotion: Memories of Invented Play

Artist: Amy Archambault

Neighborhood: South End



United States
42° 20' 38.7204" N, 71° 4' 18.2136" W

Medium: Installation

Time Frame: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - Sunday, October 18, 2015


he Boston Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that artist Amy Archambault has been selected as the BCA Summer 2015 Public Art Resident.  During her ten-week residency, Archambault will create inMotion: Memories of Invented Play, a large-scale, interactive structure that invites participants to uncommonly explore one of the most ubiquitous learned activities – riding a bicycle.

Featuring a four-section interactive structure fabricated from construction materials, athletic equipment, bicycles and additional accessories, inMotion fuses together the ideas and visual dialogues rooted in childhood play, group exercise, constructed place/landscape, and the body as an extension of space.

Each section of the artwork is designed to promote a diverse offering of activities and experiences from pedaling apparatus, cycling stations, resting areas, and wheel turning mechanisms that generate natural sounds reminiscent of the classic playing cards laced into rear wheels and spokes beads. In creating a safe, interactive, vibrant and visually complex installation that encourages multiple levels of engagement, Archambault aims to enliven the BCA’s thriving plaza while exploring imagination, memory and the relationship between functionality, design and play.

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