🚪 Turning Trash into a Time Machine ♻️ Building Guerrilla Art in the Park
I built a Time Portal in the Park
I found some timber on the trash and turned it into this:
yeah, ok... that's obviously photoshopped.
So, a few weeks ago I was taking an evening walk past the local university campus, which is currently undergoing some serious renovation, and I noticed a small pile of scrap construction timber just laying there on the trash.
"Nice free building materials!" I thought to myself as I walked on. It didn't take more than a minute, maybe just a few dozen steps later, I had already decided: "I really need to make something from those!"
I called my good friend @isnogud, because whenever I need a brother in crime, he's my go-to-guy. And sure enough, no questions asked, he was down for helping me create some guerrilla art later that night.
We met up after dark and brainstormed over a few puffs about where and what we were going to set up. The campus is right next to the city's central park, so that was an easy decision, and I knew that there was only a rather finite amount of material so it had to be something basic, maybe like a door-frame growing out of the ground?!
I scribbled a rough plan and shortly after midnight we had packed a cordless drill, a small handsaw, a box of screws and off we went to our little adventure.
We hauled all the clean looking slats out from the campus with the help of my old skateboard, climbed a little fence as a shortcut into the park, and just a few hours later we had the portal standing upright, neatly in between two beautiful large trees.
Here are some pictures I took the next day:
The portal stood there like this for maybe two or three days. Then, one morning I walked past it and the top of the frame had broken apart. My theory is that some teenagers were trying to show of their manly strength by doing pull-ups in the frame, but I don't really know, that's just my theory upon seeing the damage.
It's always kind of sad to see your own creation get destroyed, but this portal was never built to last to begin with. It was intended to be just a random, nameless pop-up-installation and I was actually already quite surprised that the city cleaners hadn't already taken it down on day one.
I had taken a picture during the night and then a few more during the next day. I had something in mind for that, too. I made sure to get two shots from the same angle, one at night and a matching one during the day to put them together and complete the time-portal like this:
Now that's not all, it does get a bit more complicated, but time-travel isn't supposed to be easy, so pay attention and follow my instructions closely.
If you dare to step through, then walk around, and now approach it again from the same direction, it will look like this:
And you could keep doing that over and over and over again.
I'm not even sure if it would take you to the future, the past, or maybe in a circle?!? I never actually tried it myself, I'm not that crazy, I'm not going to mess with the fabric of space and time... I'll leave that to you.
This portal is already broken, damn teens, but you could just build your own! I've hidden the blueprints over on Planet Googly. And if you're quick, posting a copy of them in the comments will probably earn you some SBIs, too.
nobody copied the plans into the comments, so I had to do that myself right here...
Don't throw it away, turn it into art!
or build a time-machine, that's up to you
I've used some interesting tags here that I don't usually use. #PALnet is the obvious choice at the moment, tons of active and awesome steemians are active there these days and the possibility to earn extra tokens just by using the tag almost makes this a must! Maybe even more interesting, though, is this #innerblocks tag. I'm not even sure what it really is to be honest but I heard about it on The Ramble and it sounded like a really great curation group that wants to learn more about the building-blocks that make each of us into who we are. I thought this post might fit and I might as well give it a shot, they do have a Discord and a dedicated WebApp, too... but I haven't really looked into either of those much yet.