photo by Tod Seelie
Human Car Wash
I like to make experiences where you can't see what's coming. You can only know if you put your body inside it.
The Carwash is inspired by the dream of going through a carwash as a kid. A series of scrubbing, swooshing, fwapping moments that lead, of course, to a mini, epic dance floor/personal wind tunnel. No water was used.
I made the Car Wash for Shadow Traffic's Lost Horizon Night Market. At the Night Market, an event where people are invited to make experiences inside box trucks, there are often long lines and a lot of waiting. I wanted to create an installation that would be fun and immersive but also solved for this issue by moving people in and out continusly. It is made using all found objects and trash.
Afterward, people reported feeling cleaner.