GUST

GUST
When

Friday November 16, 2018 to Tuesday May 28, 2019

Discovery Green presents GUST: Celebrating a Decade of Discovery, a kinetic field of color along the park’s Brown Foundation Promenade. Commissioned by the Discovery Green Conservancy’s Public Art Committee from Mexico City-based design collective Cocolab, the interactive, site-specific artwork brings to life the invisible patterns of the wind with vivid color, subtle motion and patterns of light. GUST will be on view from Nov. 16, 2018, to May 28, 2019.


Inspired by simple celebrations of community, and by folk traditions of hand-made art, GUST aims to provide a joyful gathering place for people to come together, to feel and see the breeze, and to play. Intended to be playful and interactive, GUST also invites you to ´be the wind´ and make the pinwheels turn and spin yourself. There are four stations where you can play with the art. Each one has a single pinwheel on top of it, and if you blow it you will activate a powerful fan which will spin all the pinwheels in front of it. At night, the installation is illuminated by patterns of light, which respond in real-time to the changing direction of the breeze.

The installation will be on view daily during park hours, and lights will be activated nightly from dusk until midnight.