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until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
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April 4 to 15 2018
  • Wed 4 Apr 2018

    Sun 15 Apr 2018
  • Surfers Paradise Beach, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Family Interactive Installation Australian premiere

Impulse | Lateral Office & CS Design (CAN)

Take a ride on one of 10 illuminated musical see-saws in this award winning interactive art playground, Impulse.

You'll become the musician and artist as your movement and rhythm activate the light and sounds of the seesaw.

Impulse is a giant instrument and composition that is constantly changing. When see-saws are played at the same time, they create musical harmonies and dynamic light waves.

You can play up-close or see Impulse from a distance as a fascinating urban panorama. Impulse has lit up public spaces across Canada, United States of America, United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. Now, the installation visits the Southern Hemisphere for the first time to light up the beach. Don't miss this magical experience.

This event takes place on the beach. Some of the see-saws will be positioned on beach matting for wheelchair access, which is accessible via a ramp from the footpath on The Esplanade. A degree of mobility is required to use the see-saws.

About the creators:
Lateral Office is an experimental design practice that operates at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. CS Design is a consultancy that approaches lighting design from the perspective of architect.

Wed 4 Apr 2018 — Sun 15 Apr 2018
Wed 4 Apr, 07:00pm - 11:00pm
Thu 5 Apr, 01:00pm - 11:00pm
Fri 6 Apr, 01:00pm - 11:00pm
Sat 7 Apr, 01:00pm - 11:00pm
Sun 8 Apr, 01:00pm - 11:00pm
Mon 9 Apr, 01:00pm - 11:00pm
Tue 10 Apr, 01:00pm - 11:00pm
Wed 11 Apr, 01:00pm - 11:00pm
Thu 12 Apr, 01:00pm - 11:00pm
Fri 13 Apr, 01:00pm - 11:00pm
Sat 14 Apr, 01:00pm - 11:00pm
Sun 15 Apr, 01:00pm - 11:00pm
Surfers Paradise Beach, Gold Coast

-27.9992435, 153.4314575

Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Accessibility information

Please refer to the detailed event information on the left for event-specific wheelchair accessibility information, and for details on performances of The Owl and the Pussycat with Auslan translation.


Creation and execution: Lateral Office and CS Design
Production: Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Montreal, Canada
Sound design: Mitchell Akiyama
Fabrication: Generique Design
Head photo: Courtesy of Scottsdale Canal Convergence, Sean Deckert
Photo in the body of the text:  Impulse à Detroit @Courtesy of Downtown Detroit Partnership