Bubble Machine I

Bubble Machine I

Bubble Machine I

Client: Brisbane Festival
Materials: acrylic sphere, wheelchair motors and controllers, scrap steel, various electrical components
Features: three┬álarge bubble blowers, three small bubble blowers, stair climbing & wheel stand capabilities (at driver’s own risk)
Completed: 1996

The first Bubble Machine was produced in six weeks specifically for the Brisbane Festival Street Parade. After the Bubble Machine’s initial and successful performance in the Brisbane Festival, it was exhibited at Gallery 482, South Bank’s Festival of Lights Christmas Parade and LIVID. Built entirely out of discarded electric wheelchair parts, the Bubble Machine has been surprisingly reliable. The creation of Bubble Machine II forced the early retirement of the original Bubble Machine.