What is it all about?
On a basic functional level, the artifact is a human-energy-powered charger. It transforms the potential kinetic energy of gravity via a transducer, using human strength as power. It is a weight-lifting workout machine that is placed in a public environment and space, in full view and access to any passerby to allow anyone who needs to charge their phone to do so.
On a metaphorical level, it is a social commentary on how humans have become the slaves to their technology, more precisely their smartphones, while still being under the illusion of the opposite.
Félix Antoine Fournier
For Valérie Lamontagne - DART 491