“Flo” arrived today and she’s more than a bit fabulous.
(Though we were a bit surprised by those thighs – they’re not thighs, well certainly not cycling thighs!).
She’s a life sized (well, actually taller than most of the research team) fully articulated wooden (wo)mannequin. You know those small artist models, well she’s just like that – but massive.
Easily put together, she quickly took to the bike.
However “Flo” isn’t just a womanequin for the project. No, she is much more….
The plan is to transform this static human form into an automaton (of sorts) which will help display the project in a much more dynamic context.
The automaton is being built in collaboration with James Fraser – an architect, potter and general all round creative fellow.
Here is some of his visual storyboarding for the project.
A quick peek at Flo, as she develops…..
And here’s James at work in his potting studio: