Yvan «Lozzi» Pestalozzi
Small- and Medium-scale Metal Sculptures 2/5
Kick-in-the-Arse Machine
Kick-in-the-Arse Machine, 1976
Back in those days I had misgivings concerning the Swiss government’s policies relating to foreign workers (today such unskilled labourers are referred to as «guest workers»). After they had rendered valuable services in factories, hotels, catering organisations, refuse disposals, structural and civil engineering, etc., they were unceremoniously sent back to their own countries by the thousands at the very first sign of unemployment.

Other areas of application for this «machine» are intended for certain worthies in the civil service, politics and business.

It is essential to present the correct portion of the anatomy to the machine for kicking; an «about-turned» presentation could have serious consequences.

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A Backside
B Kick-applying leg or foot
C Steps
D Prime mover