Saturday, June 21, 2008
Man Against Machine
Text and picture ©Eki Qushay Akhwan
Bandung holds a number of festivals and art events of different kinds every year. I took this picture of a man arm-wrestling against a mechanical arm at a festival recently held at the Gasibu Square by SCTV, one of Indonesia's national television networks. He had to do 30 pushdowns against the machine to get a t-shirt. He lost! The machine was apparently too strong for him. Quite a number of visitors tried their luck (or rather, strength) with this weight lifting mechanical arm. Some of them won, some lost.