Flux Projects has announced that Brian Brush and Yong Ju Lee have won the commission for this year’s Freedom Park Project. Their submission SEAT was selected from 89 entries submitted by artists from across the United States. The installation will go up in mid-June.

SEAT is a garden pavilion composed of approximately 400 simple wooden chairs arrayed and stacked in a 3-dimensional sine wave surface rising above the ground. From afar, SEAT will appear like a foreign object in the landscape, inviting curious contemplation of its strangeness in context. Closer yet, SEAT will reveal its unique geometric texture created by the chairs, yet still will not give them away as such. Visitors will be free to sit upon, inside, and underneath SEAT, exploring it as a personal garden playground.

Yong Ju Lee and Brian Brush are partners in the New York and Portland-based collaboration E/B Office, founded in 2008. They create works of all scales: from products, furniture, and interiors, to buildings, public art, and strategic master plans. Innovative and visionary, they aspire to build high-resolution environments with exceptional intelligence, beauty, and integrity.

Anne Dennington, executive director of Flux Projects, explained, “Last year’s project Rise Up Atlanta—fondly known as “the ladder project”—by Charlie Brouwer, quickly became one of our most visible and adored projects to date. The community did not want it to come down, and we immediately began getting questions about what would come next. We were thrilled with the Freedom Park Conservancy asked us to return to the park.”

For more visit, www.fluxprojects.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

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