The Chinese South-facing cart, allegedly invented by Ma Jun in 255AD during the Wei Dynasty, was an ancient 2-wheeled mechanical device pulled by horses, bearing a rotating turntable on which was mounted the figure of an Immortal extending his arm before him. Regardless of which direction the cart was pulled, the figure continued to point in a southerly direction.

This small model is a prototype for a remote-controlled mobile performance platform intended to move freely in a space while the alignment of its 'stage' remained constant, always pointing in the same direction with respect to the audience. It would be strong enough to carry one or more performers at a slow speed, and could be used for a variety of performance applications.

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South Facing Cart
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Rock Park
Ground Zero
Rail X-ing
South Facing Cart
1998, model, mixed media, 6" X 6" X 3"
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