Interactive Installation and Performance Structure
power generating stationary bicycle, polyethylene, packing tape, fan, sewing machine, lighting, various hand tools, tetra-pak, 12 foot diameter bubble
Bubble was created as part of Harbourfront Centre’s Arcade group exhibition, where artists worked with decommissioned exhibits from the Ontario Science Centre’s Science Arcade. Clark Espinal’s contribution was based on the Bicycle Generator. A makeshift artist studio was fabricated inside the bubble structure, allowing the artist to be both separated from and visible to the public while creating on-site pieces constructed via a bicycle-powered sewing machine.
Bubble is a self-contained performative structure powered by myself and viewers. In occupying Bubble, I reflect on the physical toil, emotional enchantment and psychological force of self-activation. Each one of us has a job that we are here to do and the requirements of which only we can really know. Bubble endeavours to brush up against multi-faceted aspects of sustainability. Panya Clark Espinal