- 2 days ago
Arbeiterdenkmal by Milan Mijalkovic
"The Monument of the Working Man" was supposed to be something else. It started out with the design of a fully-automatic machine which blows up and throws out balloons. The balloons were supposed to be transported by a round-magazine mechanism of an old slide projector and inflated by an air compressor.
During one of my visits to the hardware store the idea got a shift: I decided to ‘install’ one of the workmen offering illicit labor in front of the store, rather than use the technology from the store. A Romanian bricklayer agreed to do it, as he had never done such a “balloon job” and demanded 1 Euro per balloon. We decided that the balloons would be red and that they would lose air as soon as they take off from the man-machine.”Source: youtube.com
- 1 week ago