One of The Lawn on D‘s hallmarks during its short-lived tenure in South Boston’s Innovation District has been experimental, temporary public art. Its various works have anchored popular programming that includes food truck gatherings and summertime yard games, and its latest showcase promises to be as engaging as ever.
Following up on the smashing success of Pentalum, an inflatable play space that graced The Lawn on D in May, the park will play host to Intrude in July – a set of five massive, inflatable rabbits intended to give visitors the feeling of being unusually small; not small in the insignificant sense, but in an Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland kind of way.
A lighting installation will illuminate the two-story rabbits from Thursday, July 9 through Sunday, July 12. They measure 5 by 7 meters, or nearly 16.5 by 23 feet.
The display is called Intrude.
Intrude is the product of Australian artist Amanda Parer whose inspiration stems from the natural world “with startlingly beautiful creatures enlarged and frozen within their chosen habitats,” according to her website.
Intrude was a prominent work in the 2014 Vivid Festival in Sydney. In 2015 Intrude has been on display at the Winter Festival – South Bank in London, England, the Light Festival in Ghent in Belgium and has been invited to the Fiesta Festival Perth Australia, The Yellow Mill Paris France, Beakerhead Calgary Canada, Easter Festival Aberdeen Scotland and the Avantgarden Festival Maroochydore, Queensland, the Aarhus Festival in Denmark and the Icastica Art Event in Italy.