Modified Social Benches

IMG_3145Is it a sculpture? Is it a bench? It is a playground? What are these neon red installations dotting the South Bank in London? They are Modified Social Benches designed Jeppe Hein. Originally created for the Brooklyn Park in New York, a selection of ten are exhibited on the South Bank for the Festival of Love. These benches don’t encourage normal sitting and resting. Trying to sit down you become very aware that the slightest movement sideways can because you to topple off!

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