Artist Pip Brant has created a 'flying carpet' that can be controlled by foot pedals. The rug was found back in the early 1980's and has since been transformed with the addition of brass ornaments, wood, car parts and an electric motor. Through the use of the 3 pedals, the carpet moves and makes noises. According to Pip "...motorizing, embroidering and electrifying can bring this malady
to a new level. The end result is an altitude of transformation that
can no longer function as a useful item, and a ridiculous contraption
that can evolve into ‘art'." The display will be on from September 4 to October 11 in the ArtCenter/South Florida at 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Cool idea, although we were really excited someone had actually come up with a way to fly around on carpets. Until then this will have to do.
Flying Carpet by Pip Brant