Box Kite, after Lawrence Hargrave, 1993
MATERIALS: Kite made after pre-existing original, photograph, camera, alarm clock triggering device, and spool with line
Between 1993 and 1994 I re-built kites that were used in the early 20th century to prototype flying machines. I limited myself to inventors that failed to invent the airplane but managed to make heavier than air flights.
Each of my remakes was equipped with a camera. During flight, the camera took a picture of the tether leading back to my hands. The resulting photographs document the ability of these objects to fly, as well as my performance.