Giant, Kinetic, Flaming Duck Flies to Moscow on Carnet
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Giant, Kinetic, Flaming Duck Flies to Moscow on Carnet

Monday, July 18, 2011

Duck flambé? Artist Bart Dorsa shipped a spectacular flaming kinetic duck sculpture to Russia recently and he used an ATA Carnet by Boomerang FreightSM Solutions to clear Russian customs. The duck had made its debut at Burning Man and then Dorsa decided to take it to Moscow to make a quacky political statement there.

According to Dorsa, the metallic bird weighs 760 pounds and was shipped in two parts: "...the body consisting of metal tubing with aluminum skin and 3 wheels made of aluminum, cable, plastic and rubber treading. The body has 4 seats, 4 sets of pedals, various chains, one steering wheel, a brake, two doors, an empty propane tank and propane system with various pipes and hoses as well as cables and valves. Part two is the head of the kinetic sculpture. The head of the duck sculpture is detached and in the shape of the head of a duck. It has a steel tube structure and aluminum skin. Two red disc eyes, and various pipes inside and outside of the head."

Although the duck is scheduled to be back in the U.S. by May 2012, no one is sure exactly where it will roost next.