Presented by BLEACH*
Original concept by Terrapin
Watch in awe as a fleet of Nucon cement mixers transform into works of art and cruise along the streets of the Gold Coast.
The perfect canvas for a kaleidoscope of monstrous paintings, the roving art gallery is inspired by a Stephen King’s horror short story, Trucks, where sentient machinery enslaves humankind.
Cruising on the mainland of Australia for the first time, you’ll do a double take as the leering faces of monsters drive past you in the street—thankfully these machines are human-friendly. This thought-provoking mobile art installation is brought to you by the acclaimed Terrapin Puppet Theatre.
In the quest to find the ultimate speed for a cement mixer to spin, a Gold Coast concrete company has inadvertently made a groundbreaking discovery that defies the laws of physics and has baffled scientists around the world.
In what can best be described as a phenomenon, it turns out that when a cement mixer spins at a certain speed it creates a vortex inside and opens a rift in the space-time continuum between two parallel universes.
Occasionally, when everything aligns just right, this rift sucks someone or something from one parallel universe into the cement mixer.
Other than end up as concrete, these beings from another universe are left with only one option. Bust out of the cement mixer and see what’s on the other side.
Terrapin creates contemporary puppetry experiences for audiences of all ages, touring Tasmania, nationally and internationally. It creates work for theatres and interactive installations for public space. The company’s work has been presented by The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Edinburgh International Children’s festival, The Vancouver International Children’s Festival, De Betovering Festival (The Netherlands), A.S.K Shanghai, Aichi Arts Centre (Japan), The Taipei Children's Art Festival, The Lincoln Center (New York), The John F. Kennedy Center, The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Festival and Mona Foma among many others.
Dion Parker is a multi award winning sculptor, painter, illustrator and designer based on the sunny Gold Coast.
Dion has works in public and private collections around Australia and abroad including, HOTA Permanent Collection, Marts Precinct, Murwillumbah and Kingaroy council.
His works are predominantly fun, bold and a bit cheeky.
This is a visual artwork and can be fully experienced by audiences who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.
The artwork will be located on the side of working cement mixers and are most likely to be viewed from a distance or while the vehicle is moving. Audience members should always exercise caution around moving vehicles.
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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Yugambeh Language Region and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Gold Coast. We recognise their continuing connection and contributions to country and culture. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.