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Bug Boys

August 15, 2009

update! at the kunsthochschule für medien rundgang 2009, we did a little bug-boying ourselves.

Installation, 2009. Gehböcke, Rundumkennleuchten, Bohrmaschinen, Kabelbinder, Stromkabel.

“Apprentice jockeys have been known as “bug boys” because when thoroughbred racing took off in the United States after the Civil War, the jockeys really were young boys. In researching three books on jockeys, Ed Hotaling found evidence of 9-year-olds riding in competition. “Back in the 19th century,” Hotaling said, “you threw as small a kid as you could on a horse.”

4 kinetische Skulpturen im Rahmen des Open Source Festivals in Düsseldorf – ich baue Jockeys nach und setze sie auf die Galopprennbahn.

BUG BOYS from florian egermann on Vimeo.

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update! at the kunsthochschule für medien rundgang 2009, we did a little bug-boying ourselves.