“JUMP (bring us together),” the final installation of the six-week project “Happy City: Art for the People,” is a participatory artwork by British artist Stuart Semple that invites the public to jump within a large-scale inflatable sculpture.
Through the act of jumping, the unconventional art installation invites everyone to enter the present moment, together in public space, release inhibitions and explore the inherent joy that is available in communal movement. The installation is FREE and open to all ages of the public.
The inflatable floor is a variation of a previous work created by Semple, titled “Jump,” which was first installed in Australia in 2013. Get jumpin’ on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on 17th St. between Wynkoop St. and Wazee St.
The installation encourages interaction and participation. As a result, organizers anticipate large numbers of people both days. Depending on your arrival time, there may be a wait to jump for joy. We think the experience is definitely worth the wait!