With Figment Boston 2015 and the Boston Summer Arts weekend happening at the same time, there is no shortage of stuff to do. While both are currently still underway and end at about 6 tonight I thought it would be fun to share some of the pictures I took while walking around the city taking it all in.
Back on the Rose Kennedy Greenway Figment 2015 is underway
“The Colabryinth” featured a plan of the MBTA
By standing on pressure pads you had to shift the board and maneuver the ball to the holes on the side
It required teamwork and patience, no one managed to do it while I was watching.
“The Bloom” This were amazing. They changed shape with sound
The pieces of mirror suspended in wire were beautiful
Beautiful “Pollockesque” inspired detail from an installation still in progress.
You don’t see too many mime’s any more, but this guy was great.
Setting up a bubble wrap dance floor, Genius.
Map of events. As you can see it extends for almost the entire Greenway. It ended where the market began, if you continued walking you would come to the Carousel and then finally to “The Fence” gallery, which leaves you off between Haymarket and The North End.
This one had me at “Slinkies”.
It was really busy by the time I reached Figment, but the way everything was laid out made it a very nice easy walk along the Greenway.
With all it’s games and mirrors “Raynbo Rode” was easily one of the most popular and crowded projects.
This puzzle took up a good portion of one side.
A slightly larger version of the old fashioned refrigerator poetry kit. This was also very popular.
There also a fabulous Kaleidescope.
“Pop Art” You took a pin
Popped a balloon
and you matched the colour that came out with it’s corresponding colour on the other side to learn about sustainability
It was really nice walking through Figment and having the Design Biennal installations as part of the experience. “Marginal” by Landing Studio is in the front Left, with “Grove” by GLD in the back and the Eichelman installation hanging from above.
“Grove” by GLD is currently installed on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and part of the Design Biennal
“Tectonics of Transparency” by cristina Parreño Studio is part of the Design Biennal
“Lo-Fab” by Mass Design Group is a little further down and also part of the Design Biennal
Much to everyone’s delight there was an enormous typewriter, yes… typewriter, that was still being assembled when I first wandered through.
The construction was pretty impressive and people were hard at work getting it ready to go.
…A short while later. IT’S ON!
I was pretty impressed that people still know what a typewriter is, also interesting, no matter what the age everybody loves pressing all the keys.
There is always a dome.
hoola hooping must be back in style because there was a lot of it
“Twist Tie Art” I never thought of twist ties as art, but why not!?
Figment Boston wasn’t the only game on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the market was also open all day
“Caliente” part of the City Hall Concert series, was a big block party.
There was lots of Merengue and people volunteered to go up and dance.
Copley was the main showcase for the Boston Summer Arts Festival that continues through the weekend.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band played a great set at Copley on Saturday
The was a pretty big crowd
Actually it was much bigger than I thought it would be, it was great to see so many people out enjoying the music.