12 hour Performance, October 4, 2008, Nuit Blanche, Toronto.
Performance, September, 2009, ArtCity Festival, Calgary.
Performance, 2009, Art in the Streets Festival, Lethbridge.
Performance, May, 2012, Oh Canada! MassMoCA, Boston.
I generated electricity to operate the oil pumps by using a hand-cranked generator that was built into the steering wheel of the car. When the steering wheel was turned it generated electricity to operate the miniaturized oil pumps. The generator produced enough power to operate the DC motors on the oil pumps.
There was a sound piece that accompanied the performance. It was a mix of car and traffic sounds and oil pumps sounds and It referenced the tension and noise of traffic and create a connection to the site itself.
Installation Assistance: Trevor Mercer, Ian Ward, Alex Moon.
Audio: Richard Brown