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- 1993/94

Materials: galvanized metal boxes (12 x 12 x 15 inches) with rubber flooring and spring loaded legs, two-wheeled motorized vehicles (2.5 x 6 x 2.5 inches), ON/OFF switch, steel and copper cable, miscellaneous hardware, miscellaneous electrical and electronic parts

Sculpture Court Dimensions (w x d): approximately 62 x 17.5 feet

Electronics design: Duane Mulder

The sculpture court is the shell of an industrial building flanked on two sides by remaining buildings. On the floor of this concrete shell, a grid of dirt squares remain tracing the building's absent wooden support beams. This grid is used to determine the number and location of boxes used: 31. Contained in each box is a motorized two-wheeled vehicle tethered by a cable/power line to horizontal cables extending between the two flanking buildings (210 inches above the sculpture court floor). The horizontal cables are connected to power and an on/off switch. When the viewer activates the switch, all 31 vehicles start in unison.

Exhibition History:
Installed in the sculpture court of the Genereux Gallery (Toronto, Canada)