Wavefield, Variation O

Located on Seaport Square, next to Pier 17
January 7 – March 31
Open Daily 10am to 9pm


Head down to Seaport Square this month and get ready to play on Wave-Field, Variation O, a series of interactive, glowing seesaws designed to bring people together and light up the night.

Making Art Accessible Through Play

Featuring eight seesaws of varying sizes, Wave-Field’s main intention is to give people agency over the urban site the artwork inhabits. All spectators, whether active or passive, are immersed in a heteromorphic soundscape, forming an undulating field that fluctuates between surprising syncopations and abstract sound expansions. Each seesaw is inhabited by a foreign entity, each with its own temperament and its own musical vocabulary. Set in motion, they burst into a menagerie of electric calls that resonate with the site’s urban pulse, blurring the boundaries between sound and landscape.

Wave-Field Project Credits

Lateral Office (Architect & Co-Designer) Mason White, Lola Sheppard, Alex Bodkin | CS Design (Lighting Design & Co-Designer) Conor Sampson, Anne-Marie Paquette  | Mitchell Akiyama (Sound Design) | Generique Design (Industrial Design) | Robocut (Interaction Design) | EGP Group (Structural Engineering) | Wireframe (Production) | L4 Studio (Production)