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High Heat Field Tests

The thermometer on the Porta Hedge reached 115 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday, the highest to date. Despite one exploding bolt, the Hedge has held up as well in the high heat of the Southwest as in the rainy cold of the Northeast. Unlike their artificial container, not all of the living…

July 30, 2009

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Porta Hedge Land Speed Record

On Wednesday, July 22, 2009 the Porta Hedge made three consecutive land speed records at the BONNEVILLE SPEEDWAY. Although we did not approach the 622.407 mph record set by GARY GABELICH in 1970, we were satisfied with the results. We were also pleased with how well the Porta Hedge thrived…

July 29, 2009

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Night Visitors

After impromptu artist talk “Waffle Shop meets Porta Hedge” by JON RUBIN and myself at MACHINE PROJECT yesterday evening, the audience poured outside to visit the Hedge in person before we got back on the road on our way to Las Vegas. Feedback from the audience was that the Hedge…

July 29, 2009

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Los Angeles Afternoon Follow-up

I’ve been positioned inside of the Porta Hedge since early this morning, observing the area and leaving periodically to feed the parking meter so as to avoid getting towed. It has finally started to cool down here, but the heat has taken it’s toll! Tonight at 8:00 PM I will…

July 28, 2009

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Porta Hedge Stakes Out L.A. Today

The Porta Hedge is parked at 1200 North Alvarado Street in Los Angeles today, providing a buffer between the relentless passing traffic and the MACHINE PROJECT gallery space.  If you happen to be around, just knock on the back door and we’ll let you in to observe what’s going on…

July 28, 2009

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Porta Hedge Park-in

We experienced a delay in our departure from Palo Alto this morning due to last night’s positioning of the Porta Hedge on the street. This gave us the opportunity to conduct the Manual Relocation Field Test. The result – three guys can successfully drag around the hedge by hand. We…

July 27, 2009

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Fog Enshrouds the Porta Hedge

The Porta Hedge’s trip across the Golden Gate Bridge was sabotaged by San Francisco’s famous fog. It’s hard to block someone’s vista when they can’t see the Hedge next to them…

July 26, 2009

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Cross Continental Milestone

Despite our recent vehicular setbacks, yesterday evening the Porta Hedge rolled into downtown San Francisco, thereby reaching an important milestone: a successful transamerican voyage. Many plants travel farther and faster across continents every day, take for example roses and artificial Christmas trees, so one hedge’s transamerican voyage may at first…

July 26, 2009

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What Use is a Drive Shaft?

Just over Donner Pass on I80, the pass named after the ill-fated pioneer emigrant party that found itself snowed in on the east side in 1846, resulting in cannibalism to keep 45 of the 86 members alive, we found our own party stranded. Five hours later with two tow trucks…

July 25, 2009

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