Boy, have we got a vacation for you! (2005), kinetic sculpture.

Photograph, cardboard, plastic pipe, lens, metal wire, wood, light, speaker, motors, plastic cowboy and horse, sound.

Sound sampled from Il Buono Il Brutto Il Cattivo (Titoli) by Ennio Morricone.


Using the characteristics of a camera obscura, Boy, have we got a vacation for you! is made of two parts connected by a PVC pipe. The work involves a revolving cylindrical photographic landscape, in front of which a plastic cowboy on a horse moves in an up and down motion. The image is inverted by a lens within a pipe, which reappears as a moving image on a screen within the pipe on the other side. The work incorporates a typical western soundtrack, which is only audible when the viewer is looking directly into the pipe.