Walking Through 'Circles'
To create a playscape in which families and Bostonians can connect by physically and visually experiencing music through play. The final playscape will incorporate both lyrical and instrumental aspects of composition in its final design -- with an emphasis on inclusivity through moments of rest, wheel chair accessible structures, and the ability for deaf people to experience music physically and visually.
Themes pulled from album:
- 'Swimming' in 'Circles'
- Going in and out of depression
- Feeling lost
- Destructive cycle of coming in and out of addiction
- Reflection and wanting to better oneself
- Proximity to brutalist architecture
- Huntington Ave and Mass Ave
- Boston Symphony Orchestra
Reflecting pool: moment of reflection and serenity within the city
Swings: as water droplets fall, the swinger feels as if they will become wet, but as they swing through the structure and out over the water they remain dry. Eludes to Mac Miller going in and out of depression. Made of brushed blue aluminium and dyed rope.
Bench: Moment of rest or gathering within the playscape. Made of marble.
Swing + Bench: allows for play and reflection. Person on bench can watch the swing extend out over the water while the person on the swing can examine their reflection. Platform made from dark olive wood.
Maze: dark frosted glass and maze pattern based off of the song maps connects to Mac feeling lost
Central Point -- The Void: somewhat of a metaphor for Mac's death, the Void is both a point of gathering and isolation. The exposed water and dark glass walls around the center can be experienced as a moment of reflection or death.
Link to presentation video: start time: 59:21 end time: 1:07.53