artists morag myerscough and luke morgan have created a colorful funhouse called ‘super hot’ for the 7th edition of the ‘summer well festival’ in bucharest, romania. the annual event transforms an idyllic forest into a magical stage for three days, as music lovers from around the world visit the site to hear live performances.
the structure is made from hand painted plywood and scaffolding
morag myerscough and luke morgan hoped to suprise visitors by placing the striking, colorful installation at one end of the forest. the huge neon installation rises from amongst the trees, transforming from day to night into a whimsical performance venue.
‘super hot’ was the perfect name for our huge playful neon installation rising up out of the trees’, say the designers
the installation is designed with intricate details, each which facilitate a range of activities. a slide and swing are paired with colorful hand-painted walls, providing the perfect backdrop for photos and performances. made from plywood and scaffolding, the space hosted musical acts such as the glass animals, metronomy, and the kills this year.
the festival goer can hang out, play and dance near the installation
the long-time collaborators have previously joined forces to create colorful and large-scale interventions. the camera obscura installation in mexico, ‘superstructure’ in stockholm, and the ‘swing it!’ festival installation in the UK similarly display their graphic and creative approach to playful spaces.
the pavilion was designed to facilitate music performance and dance
a large slide serves as a main entry into the installation
the graphic walls and patterns create a ‘funhouse’ effect
a large clearing before the installation allows the festival goers to dance and gather before the stage
watch the installation transform from day to night
the neon colors emerge from amongst the dark trees at night
at night, the colors transform into vibrant neon hues
the handpainted walls feature colorful designs from the artists
isabel narea I designboom
sep 01, 2017