Torture Wheel (2010) is an installation consisting of a computer-controlled bicycle wheel with a toy monkey strapped on it and a small display screen. A bike chain connects an electric motor to the wheel, rotating it every time the keyword “torturing” is used on Twitter, slamming the monkey to the pedestal.
The most recent search result from the keyword “torturing”, e.g. “Lol. Do you enjoy torturing me? :p” or “And the torturing morning class begins”, along with the username, date and time information is displayed on the monitor mounted on the same pedestal. The frequency of this occurrence could vary between 1 minute to over 20 minutes.