DYNAMIC MAZE, AN INTERACTIVE ‘PLAYSCAPE’ INSTALLATION  FOR THE 2013 OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
photo by Sarah Gelbard
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The Dynamic Maze is a play structure designed to inspire imaginative spatial play. The field of brightly coloured, towering reeds and giant inflatable balls transforms the festival grounds into a playful landscape—a playscape—for both children and adults. Architectural installation becomes performing art as children explore and recreate place and story through their imagination and interaction with the designed environment and each other.

— The Great DYNAMIC MAZE Relay Race Rules —

OBJECTIVE: Team Blue and Team Purple race back and forth through the maze by rolling their ball to team members on the opposite side.

– roll the ball on the ground through the maze with your hands
– move balls in the maze by bumping them with your ball
– only move balls of your team colour
– if you bump into the wrong colour, clean it by bumping a silver ball

“WHERE YOGA BALLS ARE GROWN AND HARVESTED”
photo by Sarah Gelbard
Where yoga balls are grown and harvested!
CBC RADIO OTTAWA MORNING’S HALLIE COTNAM BROUGHT US SOME EXPERT REVIEWERS TO TEST OUT THE DYNAMIC MAZE
photo by Sarah Gelbard
photo by Katelyn Lucas  WP_000312
Photo by Jeff Salmon  20130530_084956
LATE NIGHT ON-SITE CONSTRUCTION TENT
photo by Jeff Salmon
 
FIELD OF REEDS INSTALLED AT LEBRETON FLATS AWAITING THE BALLS AND TETHERS
photo by Katelyn Lucas
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WHAT WAS SAID ABOUT DYNAMIC MAZE:

May-June 2013. Lebreton Flats, Ottawa ON.
Commissioned by the Ottawa International Children’s Festival

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