Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey (AU): Pivot

Tuesday 25.9. – Friday 28.9. 11:00 – 17:00
Saturday 29.9. 
10:00 – 16:00
Park next to the Kuopio City Hall | Tulliportinkatu Street 31

A field of semi intelligent seesaws

Rejoice in the safe absurdity of a see saw ride, while our democracy teeters towards ever more dangerous farce. As you enjoy the rare opportunity to ride, speak, and listen, remember that Pivot is programmed to consider all words it hears, and is reflecting your own views, and the views of many others.Pivot asks for patience, for itself, and with each other. An endangered piece of equipment, much like the dwindling opportunities more generally in contemporary society to resolve our differences through the peaceful means of dialogue, Pivot hopes that your conversations can be a tonic for a strengthened empathy.

Pivot’s field of boldly coloured seesaws invites you to stop and play – and then asks you to think deeply about the commitments you make every day to create this complex world of ours. What does the future hold for our public spaces when those in power seem hell bent on inflaming divisions rather than fostering confident, diverse communities? How can we make sure that the tensions emerging from cultural difference become constructive rather than remaining insecure, hateful and damaging? How do we find that balance?

Seesaw with decision makers!

We have challenged decision makers from the City of Kuopio to discuss with the town residents while having a seesaw ride.
Meet them at Pivot seesaws!

Tuesday 25.9. 11.00-12.00 Vice Mayor Jari Kyllönen
Wednesday 26.9. 12.00 – 13.00 Vice Mayor Jari Saarinen
Thursday 27.9. 13.00 – 14.00 Vice Mayor Pekka Vähäkangas
Friday 28.9. 11.30 – 12.30 Marketing Director Kirsi Soininen