THE RIDE OF LIFE, MEADOWHALL, SHEFFIELD
Co designed With Ali Wood
A theme ride, an alternative humorous view of life. You make the journey sitting on a sofa, from birth through life to death and at the end there is a choice of either heaven or hell. The elements, which were co-designed with Ali Wood, were the Chicken Factory, the Launderette and the Ride of Life Globe sign.
The Chicken Factory (Clucko) The journey went past the snoring night watchman, his chair breathing, the press room where the operators head had been inadvertently reformed,
the packing and assembly room where chicken legs are soldered back on, the packers escaping with a chicken on a moped and finally to the quality control where a mad axe-man swings from the ceiling. The Launderette Dancing, singing washing machines with a finale of inflated dancing shirts.
Commissioned by Meadowhall in 1990-91