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Primate’s Progress: a Chuggy Solar-Powered Lawn Mower
Posted By Moe Beitiks On July 15, 2010 @ 7:00 pm In Art,Solar Power | 1 Comment
We’ve seen several solar-powered lawn mowers  lately, and they’re generally high-tech, super space-cadety looking things . That’s part of why the Primate’s Progress  mower tickles our bits. It’s a cute little solar-powered mower buggy created by artists Marguerite Karhl  and Paul Ruff. But besides the bright colors and rounded corners, what’s exciting about this puttery thing  is that it’s made from recycled parts.
Primate’s Progress premiered a few years ago as part of the exhibition “Garden Improvement ” at Wavehill  public gardens and cultural center. The exhibition explored the relationship between humans and the cultivated environment. This button-red mower-buggy is controlled by remote (from the front porch, if you like) and charges over a series of days. Kahrl and Ruff drew on their previous experience as machinists and electricians to build it and send it gloriously puttering around the Bronx. Again: cute. Now if we could just get one that plants native seeds along the way . . .
+ Karhl 
+ Wavehill 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/07/primateprogress.jpg
 solar-powered lawn mowers: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/11/10/automower-solar-powered-lawnmower/
 high-tech, super space-cadety looking things: http://www.google.com/images?q=Solar%20Powered%20lawn%20mower&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi
 Primate’s Progress: http://www.wavehill.org/arts/margueritekahrl_with_paulruff.html-print=true
 Marguerite Karhl: http://www.kahrl.com/
 puttery thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHwxqCoGvZ4
 Garden Improvement: http://www.wavehill.org/arts/garden_improvement.html
 Wavehill: http://www.wavehill.org/home/
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