In celebration of the beginning of the London Olympics, famed Czech artist David Cerny fashioned an athletic tribute to the city out of a London double-decker bus. For the sculpture, titled “London Boosted,” Cerny attached two huge robotic arms, an engine, and numerous wiring and suspension tools to the 1957 double-decker bus, which he bought from a previous owner in the Netherlands. The sculpture’s bulging, engine-controlled arms allow it to do push-ups at a 45-degree angle while emitting recorded groans for passersby.
“There is one common exercise for every sportsman in the world, and that is push-ups,” Cerny tells Reuters.
The installation will be featured outside the Czech Olympic headquarters in north London, exercising for the Olympic city until it runs out of steam. Watch!