czech artists turn billboard into guerrilla merry go round swing czech artists turn billboard into guerrilla merry go round swing
dec 15, 2011

czech artists turn billboard into guerrilla merry go round swing

four czech artists transform a rotating billboard into a carnival-like ride

in the urban intervention project ‘kolotoč’ (‘merry-go-round’), prague-based artists vojtěch fröhlich, ondřej mladý, jan šimánek, and vladimír turner transform a rotating billboard into a ‘swing around’-style, carnival-like ride. the team first gathered onsite with climbing rope, carabiners, wooden panels, and balloons. after mounting the structure via its maintenance ladder, each secured his cables to the billboard scaffolding before lowering himself down on his homemade wooden swing and letting the rotations of the billboard transport them in circles.

making-of video

the ‘kolotoč’ (‘merry-go-round’)

documentation of the performance (full installation view begins at 1:27)

full view of the setting

  • wickedddddddddd

    TYLER says:
  • nice pictures really love to see it.

    Ps I love you says:
  • NICE!

    pablo says:
  • one of the best things i’ve seen in a long time… i wonder, when did the cops show up?

    charlie says:
  • Naughty boys . . . I love naughty. It’s such a relief to see someone doing something a little different. Wicked is right. I remember seeing some kids put Mickey Mouse gloves on the campanile clock tower at UC Berkeley. Cost a bundle to repair, but for just a few moments it gave us all a little comic relief during the Viet Nam demonstrations.

    savannahjones says:
  • thank you guys.and the police didn´t show up. we have been enjoying it for about 20minutes and then peacefuly left the spot..

    vladimir turner says:

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