Polyphonic Playground

Weekly Art 500

House of Vans is proud to present Polyphonic Playground a site specific, interactive sound installation by Studio PSK. Originally commissioned by the Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion and developed in collaboration with musician Reeps Onethe installation is inspired by the inherent joy of using playgrounds as a child.

Taking the archetypal elements of a playground: swings, slides, climbing frame and combining them with advanced musical engineering, the end result is a landscape of playground activities transformed into a giant musical instrument.

The installation will include a timber framework, built recreating iconic playground pieces to an adult scale. Using conductive paint, tape and yarn to create MIDI triggers out of steps, slides and swings the structure will spring to life & evoke the joy of the playground under the archways of House of Vans London. Transforming our gallery tunnel from an exclusive three weeks run, Polyphonic Playground has previously toured Art Basel in Miami, Milan Design Week & The London Design Festival to lauded success.

Throughout its run, this iteration will be accompanied by an array live performances where musicians will explore the structure as an instrument through experimentation and rehearsals in front of a live audience. 

Please note: Tickets for the private view on Friday 29th January are now sold out.


30th January - 21st February 2016

Free Entry



POLYPHONIC PLAYGROUND from Fashion Space Gallery on Vimeo.

Location: Tunnel 1 - Art Gallery