Coqui Kiddle Ride, Miguel Luciano 2003-2004

Coqui Kiddie-Ride (2003-04) references the Coqui, a tiny tree frog native to Puerto Rico that is both a national icon and kitsch touristic symbol. When a coin is inserted into the ride, it plays ambient recordings of Coquis in the rainforest. Merging tropical nostalgia with urban machinery, these customized ready-mades underscore the inability of transplanted communities to recreate their past.