Cita en Bici – Bike Date is a research based performance project conducted in North and South American cities. I examine the relationship of female identified cyclists (transgender, transsexual, cisgender or non-binary) with the street within a system of oppression and violence that suggest the streets have a hetero-normal discourse developed for the motor vehicle, which does not include a physical or psychological territory for the “cyclist, the other”.
One outcome of this practice based research are Ink-jet printed QR codes on 42″ x 36″ white polyester media. Installed in Bogota Colombia and New York United States, 4,267 kilometers apart, some pieces are weather beaten and frayed, materially imprinted with their respective environments, while other pieces are “untouched”. Moving through political, language, and environmental territories, the Cita en Bici – Bike Date bi-lingual narratives make real the abstraction of cycling while female, and by extension, interrogates transportation, bodies, and freedom of movement as a global justice and environmental issue.
A short video of a Bogota Bike Date Cita en Bici / Bike Date participants (selected)