PARADE curated by Patrick Macaulay
Human Sweat Generator , 2013
Warren Quigley - Ridgeway, Canada
These hybrid machines, part exercise bike, part bicycle, connected to electrical generators, will power various electronic/electrical systems. The participants complete the work by pedaling.
Imagine, a time when the source of cheap energy is exhausted, an end of the great machine age. On the bed of a (tractor) trailer this float contains machines of the future, fundamental and modest in their construction and scope. These machines are dependent on human muscle to produce electricity.
The human- generated electricity will power a multitude of devices, lighting systems, sound systems and projection systems. There will be lit signage, broadcast sound, and projected film. The content of the narrative will be comprised of collected quotes, emergency sirens, original compositions for trumpet, and remembered conversations.
Borrowing from the Theatre of the Absurd, a sensible/nonsensical, but mainly truthful, narrative to disrupt the flow of spectacle will be presented.
Suitable for all ages
Queens Park Crescent East & Wellesley Street West
This project is outdoors.