Keep on Smoking

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Michel de Broin | Keep on Smoking

Michel de Broin | Keep on Smoking

Michel de Broin | Keep on Smoking

Michel de Broin | Keep on Smoking

2005

Bicycle, generator, battery, analogue gauge, smoke machine

100 x 85 x 60 cm

This bicycle transforms the kinetic energy produced by the cyclist into smoke.  The cyclist's will to power is a source of renewable energy  recycled by a generator that transforms physical effort into enough electric current to activate a smoke machine.  This work is the result of the marriage of two machines: one produces while the other consumes.  This “copulation” between machines generates smoke, which escapes freely into the atmosphere.

Smoke, 2011
2:50 video
Recorded in an Estonian cemetery

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