More Urban Mechanisms of Wish Fulfillment
The subtitles of this video are a little difficult to read here. So I've included the full text below:
This public art was created for a public show on environmental sustainability. The work is inspired by Japanese religious ritual. Ema are wooden plaques found in Shinto shrines. Visitors paint their wishes on the ema then leave them for the spirits to read. Here passersby are invited to paint wishes on trashcans. Prayer wheels are used in Buddhist temples. The wheels, mounted on spindles, are inscribed with prayers. Spinning the prayer wheels is like reciting the prayer. In order to spin, the cans are mounted on billiard balls. Each unique can contains different-pitched bells.