Assemblage and video, 2019
Length: 1:59 min. Language and subtitles: English
Script, wheelchair, video and edit: Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen
In Memory of Human Rights Activist Kalle Könkkölä (1950 – 2018)
A wheelchair of the future has a miniature greenhouse behind the seat. It´s user can grow vegetables and produce oxygen at the same time. Measurement tools control the microclimate parameters to extract the highest possible fraction of oxygen from the plants. The oxygen is leached trough multiple organic filters before entering the breathing tube. The greenhouse circulates all by-products such as condensation water and minerals. The green waste is recycled under the seat. This wheelchair gives emotional pleasure for people who think green, love gardening and like to eat fresh veggies. It also reduces the poverty of people with disabilities by producing nutritious food together with oxygen therapy.