Today I spoke with Ralph Steadman about our new commission for the Frome Festival, which is comming up in July . He said that he was interested in doing somthing which involved ‘soft clockwork’. As most machines are hard and precise he wanted to make one that was the opposite,ie, soft and wonky. So after our very plesant telephone conversation, I started to experiment with rubber and fabric and came up with this.I think it needs to go a lot faster.