Chris Dobrowolski cycled in a remarkable vehicle from Colchester (England) to Vlaardingen. The pedal car can best be described as a cross between a vintage car and a rickshaw. Dobrowotski left Colchester early in the morning on May 8 and arrived in Hoek van Holland in the afternoon. This remarkable pedal car looks out of place between all those advanced cars on the Stena Line passenger terminal. As he drives through the red-and-white-striped barrier, curious customs officials stare at him, "What's that?" a strange vehicle', you see them thinking. However, Chris Dobrowolski feels more than at home in his four-wheeler and pedals over the Maasdijk, through Maassluis to its final destination; the recycling center 'Het Goed' at Deltaweg 90 in Vlaardingen. There he wants to tell about his journey.
Dobrowolski does not tell one of his long monologues, but hides his travel art between all those second-hand things that are in the large hall display of the second hand shop. It is not for nothing that his project is called 'Take a journey and make your own discoveries'. For the travelers of Mareado this is a true quest to look between the things that one person no longer needs but someone else may still find a use for. The story of the Englishman is one full of humor. He has cut off all the elitist edges of his art and added a joke density that would envy many a comedian. He is motivated by it and the unexpected. The unexpected is something the traveler gets to see more than once. A vacuum cleaner blows, a plane starts suddenly to fly and crackling music sounds from an old gramophone. A lady backs away. 'I'm terrified', she informs her traveling companions. Then she starts laughing out loud because vacuum cleaners just aren't an airplanes launch pad. A train runs through a wooden box. There is a microwave on a refrigerator. with a vacuum cleaner hose firmly attached. It looks like a diorama with a war scene, but when you open the refrigerator door, the music plays and the scene comes to life. An old record player is also installed in the engine bay of the pedal car that suddenly comes to life.
There is always an unprecedented interest among the travelers. "This is the cutest thing I've seen so far," laughs one gent" who has has enjoyed his travels all day. Although some want to use Dobrowolski's humorous art pieces a few times more the tour guide urges them to go. He directs the audience to the exit• 'There is still much more to see', he says sternly. 'Take a journey and make your own discoveries' is a search for the unknown, the unexpected- An expedition through our own storybook and that of Dobrowolski.