Human Potential Movement is a durational, performative mediation on the extractive nature of human life, and on the ridiculousness of 'sustainability' as a goal and concept. The project is constituted by a bicyclist, a bicycle, an electrical generator and a hydroponic plant system growing fast-growing greens and pueraria montana, the rapid and invasive 'kudzu' vine.
The bicycle-generator powers a water pump and lighting system for hydroponic growth, which the bicyclist eats. The performance takes place during exhibition operating our, and — due to losses in the system — untimately fails in maintaining a closed system. Human Potential Movement was performed during SIGGRAPH ASIA '09 in Yokohama, Japan.