Sunday, 26 February 2012

Reinventing the wheel

Unconventional cycles created by local artists, now showing in Tsim Sha Tsui:

Sleepwalker, by Kacey Wong
A somnambulant recumbent at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre in Kowloon Park, complete with vaguely Hitchcock-esque video of said vehicle in use along the footpaths of the Peak at night. Part of Tri-ciprocal Cities, the 3rd Hong Kong-Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (until 23 April 12). Exhibition visitors will never look at bunk beds in the same way again.

Garden Bike, by Gareth Dunster
An arboresque velocipede at the so-called K11 'Art Mall' basement exhibition space (inside Tsim Sha Tsui MTR  pedestrian subways near Exit N).  Part of The Big Ride, an exhibition by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, showcasing pieces that were actually used during the December event of the same name. This particular bicycle was apparently 'inspired by the artist's dangerous and unpleasant experiences of cycling on Hong Kong roads during rush hour.' I can see where he's coming from, though whether he can see where he's going is another matter. Exhibition also features Musical Instrument Bike, Venice Carnival Bike, Gigantic Spider Bike etc. (Until 18 March 12.)

More pedal-powered transportation - click here.

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  1. Like the bunk bed bike ! Ideal for long rides!

  2. You can watch the video of it in action if you click on the artist's name. It's on his website, a video called sleepwalker.