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The «politics of the absurd» of 1970’s Poland were probably the force behind the development of the first Vehicles by Krzysztof Wodiczko. The Vehicle, 1972, for example, was pushed forward by the artist's own back and forth walking motion. In the late eighties, Wodiczko developed these vehicles further, this time taking into account capitalistic reality, to create a series of «Homeless Vehicles». They provide this social group with a ‹street tool› that responds to basic necessities of survival economy such as living, sleeping and washing, as well as collecting and reselling cans and bottles.
(source: Adrian Piper, in: Generali Foundation (ed.), Designs für die wirkliche Welt | Designs for the Real World, 2002.)