PROJECT : kog-kog-ma (2003)
An installation of coin-operated kiddie rides, 10 machines
TOYS, a group exhibition, The Earl Lu Gallery II, Singapore, 2003
The gallery walls were painted in vertical multi-coloured strips, at the average height of a 5 year-old. A circle of 10 kiddie rides were installed in the gallery. A box of tokens were placed within reach to enable visitors to enjoy free rides.
When a token is slotted into the machine’s coin slot, movement and sound is activated. The kiddie-ride moves up and down while a variety of children’s songs play from within the machine. As more rides are activated, the gallery becomes noisier from the mixture of sounds – a combination of the mechanical sounds of the machines’ movements and the random songs that play on.