Working with pedal-power specialists Magnificent Revolution, fanSHEN have customised four gym machines so that instead of requiring power to function, someone using them to work out will generate electricity – an amazing untapped source of energy! The machines will link to an ultra-capacitor, in which the electricity will be stored. The ultra-capacitor will then be transported to the performance venue and used to power the fanSHEN’s theatre production of a new absurdist comedy , Cheese.
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