A small electric Art Car which carries a fire cannon, soap bubble machines, 2 guests (3 people total) and a lot of LED lights.
Last borderland, in one night of craziness, I modded an electric 4 wheeled vehicle into Borderland's only Art Car (because it is electric and anything with an internal combustion engine was fire banned). The purpose was to carry my middling sized fire cannon, which is a bit too big to carry around. However, because of the total fire ban, I ended up converting the vehicle into a soap-bubble-blowing and fire extinguisher-carrying art car.
This year, I want to bring it back, with fire, more, better bubble machines, and more LED light. I have already niced it up after the winter and added lots more LED light to it. Budget required is for new batteries, more bubble machines, and for propane for the fire cannon. The fire cannon and LED lights I have already made and mounted.
I feel an important part of an art car is to be able to offer rides, which is why the car is modded to be ridiculously long, so there is space for 3 people: driver plus 2 guests.
The art car enables us to carry fire cannons and propane tanks - the last few Borderlands I have carried these on my back, but they are so heavy I can't take them out every night or for long.
Want fire art where you are - at your party? This is a dream for you!
Photos: Nicolas, Barbara, Mads, Hervé
Included in the budget is CO2 offsetting 1.5 tons - this project only generates 0.03 tons, so is not just CO2 neutral but net CO2 positive. I'm not saying CO2 offsetting is perfect, but it is a lot better than doing nothing.
Nicolas Padfield builds large scale fire/water/light/sound installations as part of illutron interactive art collective http://illutron.dk
Does not produce any moop. Soap bubbles could in extremis be called moop, but is very small amount, all food quality. CO2 is also not Leave No Trace, so abundant CO2 offsetting (50 times more than project generates) is included in the budget.
|100 kr to offset 1.5 tons of CO2 (this project generates 0.03 tons) to make it not only neutral, but ofsetting 50 times more than it generates||100|
|Soap bubble machines and soap bubble water ingredients||800|
|Propane for fire cannon||600|
|New battery (old was always sad [upcycled] and after a winter is rather sad)||2500|
Yes feel free to contact me. Or just grab a ride.
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