Thursday Salute to Originals: Swinging Pendulums

Have you ever wanted to learn to dance? Well, this is your chance! If you head to the Grande halle de la Villette in Paris, you will find artist William Forsythe’s latest installation: Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time No. 2. 

If you’re asking yourself, “Where does the dancing come in?” We have an answer. Forsythe is also a choreographer, and his installation pictured above actually forces viewers to move a certain way based on the directions and timing of the pendulums’ sways. In a sense, you’re being choreographed!

Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time No. 2 consists of thousands of pendulums hung from the ceiling all swaying together. Their purpose is to stimulate the viewers’ natural reactionary senses; to enable them to predict the pendulums’ movements and thus move in a specific way to avoid running into them.

Today we salute William Forsythe for his creative and mesmerizing installation! We are tempted to head to Paris ourselves for a free choreography session!

Sources: William Forsythe, This is Colossal