What on earth is this?
A box on wheels? A box chair?
A boxed-in wheelchair?
Yes! That’s exactly what it is. It’s called Communication Piece
The artist who made this is called Hilmar, and his idea is that two people have to work together to use this chair.
One person sits inside the box, and one person pushes it.
The person who sits inside the box can’t move their arms or legs, they can only see and talk through the slit in the front.
Can you see it?
The person doing the pushing can move their arms and legs, but they have to wear goggles with lenses that are so dark that they can’t see anything at all!
So listen up. Imagine you were sitting inside the box, and I was behind you, pushing you along — and of course I would be wearing the goggles — then you would have to tell me where to go and how to avoid things that might be dangerous or scary!
For example, we might be about to hit a person on a scooter:
Now you can go.
Stop! There’s a step here.
Go to the right, a bit more, even more!
Now you can wheel us straight ahead.
Exactly! We have to trust each other very, very much!
For example, you can’t say:
STOP! There’s a dinosaur! Ha-ha-ha! Fooled you!
Because this is a chair that’s all about trust!
Dinosaur! On the right!