Heart of London Business Alliance has brought a new installation to Leicester Square Gardens with ‘Impulse’. Part of the “Pause and Play” series, ‘Impulse’ comprises 15 interactive acoustic, light up see-saws that will illuminate and produce sound when in motion.

Following on from the success of Swept Up in October 2015, Heart of London has collaborated with 4 Our Creative Arts to present Pause and Play: a programme of changing world-class artistic and often interactive installations, never before seen in London, that will run from October 2016 through into 2017.

Emma Huckerby, Destination Marketing, commented: “Heart of London Business Alliance aims to bring events that reflect the creative and theatrical nature of the area, encouraging the community and visitors to enjoy the Square and appreciate the Gardens.  We feel Impulse does just this.”

Stephan Dowers, 4 Our Creative Arts added: “We seek artists with works that are surprising, diverse, engaging, fresh and fun to reflect the tone of Leicester Square and it’s 1.5million weekly visitors. Impulse delivers exactly that.”

 5th-27th October: Impulse

Impulse has transformed Leicester Square into a space of urban play through a series of interactive acoustic illuminated seesaws that respond and transform when in motion. The seesaws form repetitive units of light and sound that can be activated and played by the public to create a temporal, ever-changing event. Impulse embodies ideas of serialism, repetition, and variation to produce zones of intensity and calm.

When not in use, the seesaws stabilise to the horizontal and remain at a lower glowing level. When activated by users and inclined, the seesaws, wired to LED lights and a speaker, will augment in light intensification and emit a sound sequence. The vertical motion creates a dynamic light and sound wave. Impulse is an ever-changing urban instrument.

Impulse is the creation of Lateral Office, and CS Design, in collaboration with EGP Group. Produced by the Quartier des Spectacles.

The installation, commissioned by Heart of London Business Alliance and supported by Westminster City Council, is free to visit.

Pause and Play Series:

Impulse @ Leicester Square Gardens

Date: 5th-27th October 2016

Times: Open daily, park hours

Where: London, WC2H 7JY

Admission: FREE

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