The Wheel at Festival of Thrift

23 - 24 September 2023

IOU’s new interactive mobile sculpture at Festival of Thrift

Event information

Location Icon Billingham, Stockton on Tees

IOU The Wheel is a moving mechanical sculpture

The Wheel is a mobile stage production and giant moving, remote-controlled sculpture. Within a gleaming self-propelled hub-less wheel, a miniature character walks inside, on a seemingly epic journey around the world, pole to pole.

An intriguing and intimate meditation on our sense of personal identity as we face the world. The thumb-sized character walks within the giant wheel which turns almost imperceptibly.  The sculpture moves through the streets at a snail’s pace and audiences are invited to slow down, to look, contemplate, and imagine the possible narratives it inspires.

The Wheel will be live at Festival of Thrift on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September.

Time and location to be confirmed.

Over both days there will be artist-led illustration workshops using the Wheel and the lone figure as inspiration – more information to follow soon