Musical Chair, BenchMARK Program, Liberty Village, Toronto, 2007

Interactive public artwork commissioned by the Liberty Village B.I.A. as part of the BenchMARK program which has introduced more than a dozen artist designed benches to the Liberty Village neighbourhood in Toronto, Canada.

This permanent public artwork exemplifies my desire to offer the public a place of community engagement by
placing a functional xylophone park bench into public space. Equipped with a mallet chained to the backrest,
the varying lengths of steel tube create varying notes when struck. This work generates interaction between
members of the public while putting them on stage in a performative environment.

Client: Liberty Village B.I.A.
Materials: cedar, steel, aircraft cable, customized mallet