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Occidental Park
117 S Washington St, Seattle 98104
This event is free
Family Focus

Presented by:

  • Olson Kundig

  • An intervention into the fabric of Seattle’s built environment, Leviathan! is a site-specific work designed by Olson Kundig. This mysterious mass between two buildings in Pioneer Square questions the nebulous nature of power. Appearing both solid and atmospheric depending on perspective and time, Leviathan! is an act of resistance between opposing forces. The work draws from philosopher Thomas Hobbes’ concept of the Leviathan—an elected body who derives its power from the masses. Those who pause to peer closely at Leviathan! will discover that the force of this singular body arises from the collective. As Olson Kundig team leader Christian Poules describes it, “Leviathan! is both weight and weightlessness in a great cloud of unknowing.”