February 15 – March 29, 2020 | 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
512 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL

First Florida appearance …

Courtesy of Downtown Detroit Partnership

Experience Impulse, a one-of-a-kind interactive sound and light show in Downtown West Palm Beach.

Impulse includes 12 large illuminated seesaws that respond and transform when put into motion.

Create a dynamic light and sound wave giving a pulse of warmth and playfulness.

It’s FUN for all ages.  

Free and open to the public. Hours are Sunday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

The project is funded by the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority and presented by the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District.


Impulse is a publicly activated light and sound experience. The project uses the idea of repetitive units of subtle light and sound that can be played by the public to create a temporal, ever-changing event. Impulse embodies ideas of serialism, repetition, and variation to produce zones of intensity and calm. An open space is transformed into a space of urban play through a series of interactive illuminated seesaws that respond and transform when put into motion by people. When not in use, the see-saws will stabilize to the horizontal and remain at a lower glowing level. When activated by users and inclined, the seesaws, augmented by LED lights and speakers, will increase in light intensity and emit a randomized sound sequence. This variation in intensity aims to animate the public space and its occupants once night has fallen. Impulse will be an ever-changing urban composition and urban instrument, in which city dwellers are the musicians and artists.


A creation by the Torontonian firm Lateral Office and CS Design, in collaboration with EGP Group, both form Montreal. With Mitchell Akiyama at the sound design, Generique Design at the Mechanical design and fabrication, and Robocut Studio at the Electronic design and fabrication.