Ekka JP 2000

(2001) engine, rubber, acrylic, aluminium, paint

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This is an autonomous working hovercraft that flies above the ground and paints its own road markings. The colour chosen refers to the yellow road markings in the UK. The JP in the title refers to a certain American Expressionist action painter (Jackson Pollock). The title also alludes to the model number of some kind of household appliance. The resulting paintings can be the size of tennis courts. The only control over the painting machine is by physically interacting with it. The machine flies on a cushion of air so that it does not destroy the images that it has made below it.

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