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07-25-2012 09:28 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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Olympic fever is also heating up in Europe. When installation artists combine their crazy thoughts with the spirit of the Olympics, something amazing is going to happen. In order to celebrate the Olympic Games opening in London this week, Czech artist David Cerny has turned a double-decker bus, a trademark of the British capital, into an athlete doing push-ups.

Cerny bought a 1957 double-decker from an owner in the Netherlands, attached two huge arms, an electrical engine and a lot of wiring and suspension tools to make it into art piece, which he named "London Booster".

All the mechanics inside make the 6-tonne bus move up and down, accompanied by recordings of a groaning voice, and video projections in the windows. Cerny says the push-ups are a universal kind of movement of proving physical abilities, and a common exercise for sportsmen in the world. The bus is due to be installed in London, near to where the Czech Olympic team will be staying.

In order to celebrate the Olympic Games opening in London this week, Czech artist David Cerny
has turned a double-decker bus, a trademark of the British capital, into an athlete doing
push-ups.

 

In order to celebrate the Olympic Games opening in London this week, Czech artist David Cerny
has turned a double-decker bus, a trademark of the British capital, into an athlete doing
push-ups.

In order to celebrate the Olympic Games opening in London this week,
Czech artist David Cerny has turned a double-decker bus, a trademark
of the British capital, into an athlete doing push-ups.

 

 

 

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: CNTV.CN

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