Bike Date Buffalo

IMG_5602Bike Date for echo Art Fair, May 2016.  I distributed an appeal to record stories from women, girls, female identified cyclists, while we cycled together. The edited audio stories are accessed via QR codes printed on polyester 42″ x  36″ sheets, installed on an outdoor structure. The weekend of echo Art Fair the winds blew – 30 mph gusts!  The installation became flags snapping in the wind: a dynamic audio installation created from media links to recorded audio. These pieces also act as depositories, imprinted with the environmental conditions of a certain place.

After echo Art Fair, 8 pieces are transported to Bogota Colombia for an installation in August 2016 – Cosquilleos, zumbidos, interferencias electroacústicas y otras inconformidades sonoras. 6 weather beaten and frayed pieces, installed indoors, are evidence of environmental impacts from Buffalo NY, 4,267 kilometers from Bogota.  2 untouched pieces installed outdoors collect the climate and environmental impact of Bogota.  All 8 pieces link to time based bi-lingual Bike Date stories from various cities in South and North America.

Moving through political, language, and environmental territories, Bike Date considers the road as a gendered space, cycling as agency, and transportation as justice and environmental issues.