|THE STORK 1980
Built with Andy Plant for Catford Guy
Fawkes bonfire Show. The Stork could flap its wings, snap its mouth and stamp its legs -
all controlled by strings throught the car roof.
A cannon to fire Barbie dolls for a Launchpad explainer show at the London
Load polythene foam 'wad' and then load Barbie
Squirt in cigarette lighter gas for half a second,
then insert piezo gas lighter in top of barrel
Press lighter to ignite gas.
Barbie can travel up to 50 ft. Range is reduced by pushing wad further
down barrel to limit volume of oxygen reacting with the lighter gas (see
screw 'stops' for wad along top of barrel).
JACK FROST 1987
Built with David Clough and Alice king for Welfare State International. The aluminium,
from old litho printing plates, is all held together with fast fuse. He completely
auto-destructed in the show, rather upstaging the intended narrative.