The company Habitrail distributes transparent plastic modules, which can be set together to maze-like hamster cages. For this sculpture only parts of the old system were used, which were availale in 1999. From these modules anHabitrail example was set together, as you would find in the brochure: A Habitrail Park equipped with a mansion, „suite, spin around, sky-restaurant, solarium, big-wheel with hide-out, snack bar, flame tunnel“ as well as other diverse trails, „tee connector, U-tunnel and curves“. The habitrail is completely colourfull illuminated from below, the light coming from each of 66 12 V light bulbs. Following the principle of a wandering light, the point of light, which is shining becomes animated. It moves either as a ball, bouncing back from a wall, just like the first telegame (Pong), or simply coincidentally. The lights shine through 5 cm wholes, drilled through the pedestal, to above.
Without doubt, this setting suits perfectly the natural habitat of a rodent and is absolutely appropriate to the needs of a hamster. The habitrail park fascinates due to its pure projection of human imaginations, imposed upon animal kingdom.