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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

While they were peeing...

The idea is disarmingly simple. Two bronze sculptures pee into their oddly-shaped enclosure.

While they are peeing, the two figures move realistically. An electric mechanism driven by a couple of microproccesors swivels the upper part of the body, while the penis goes up and down. The stream of water writes quotes from famous Prague residents.

Visitor can interupt them by sending SMS message from mobile phone to a number, displayed next to the sculptures. The living statue then ‘writes’ the text of the message, before carrying on as before.

Those statues are 210 cm high (about 7 foot) and there's video footage of the statues. And what makes me wonder is this: how long before these statues end up on Statue Molesters?