“Our guests will enjoy the opportunity to relax and reflect,” said the High’s director Rand Suffolk, in a statement. “(T)his latest project welcomes visitors of all ages to enjoy some fun, or take a quick break, in our outdoor space before heading into the museum.”
The installation is created by SO – IL, the New York-based joint practice of architects Florian Idenburg, who was born and raised in the Netherlands, and Jing Liu, a native of China. The project was originally scheduled to open in April but was delayed by the pandemic.
The museum will provide a hand-sanitizing station to help reduce the possibility of contagion.
"Murmuration" will be introduced as the High reopens, after being closed for almost four months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Members will be welcomed back July 7 and the public will return July 18.
This project is the latest in a series of playful structures commissioned to enliven the High’s outdoor area.
In 2018 Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki brought the “Sonic Playground” to the the piazza; Spanish designer Jaime Hayon’s introduced Atlanta to the “Merry Go Zoo” in 2017 and “Tiovivo” in 2016; and Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena installed “Mi Casa, Your Casa” and “Los Trompos” (“The Spinning Tops”) in 2014 and 2015.