Izhar Gafni’s exciting invention - bicycle made of cardboard - triggers a discussion on the nature of inventions and innovations.
The film portrays invention and innovation as integral part of evolution.
In the evolution of science, the intuition serves as mutation and the process of refuting as natural selection.
The film’s style tries to capture the innovative spirit through fresh ways of expression: spoken word texts, auto-narration and projection photography.
As an evolution-inspired piece, the film follows the highly viral structure of pop songs:
Intro, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, verse, bridge, chorus, outro…
The verses are the documentary sections.
"The mutation of the wheel,
the beginning of a cycle, it’s the real deal.
Take a wild ride, get the curving thrill,
feel the wind blows, it’s a nice chill."
"Innovation & inventions are pure mutations, triggered by organic intuition & filtered by the process of refutation-science’s natural selection.
Resolution via variation, welcome to the new generation."
The use of cardboard in the invention, and the projection on cardboard in the film, enhance the cycle/recycle theme- the circular attribute of the existence. The cardboard wheels keep on turning, so we might as well enjoy the ride.
inventor: Izhar Gafni
Documentary Director: Giora Kariv
Photography: Uri Ackerman
Spoken Word Text, projection photography & concept: Yoav Ruda & Ron Guetta
Original Music: Jonnie Shualy