Besides the interesting artist’s statement and overview, this also looks like a fun bicycle –
“Powerbike,” is a marvel of metaphoric simplicity. The artist has devised a user-friendly installation that is a mixture of bike and playground slide. Would-be participants are encouraged to mount a ladder whose every step contains words such as “rich,” “healthy,” “handsome” or “powerful.” In doing so, they will eventually reach the photos of “dream girls” on a nearby transparent canvas. However, the effect is entirely the opposite. As the ladder is climbed, the pictures recede from view. This is because each step drives the bicycle backwards. [via] – Link.
From the pages of MAKE:
- Made On Earth. Report from the world of backyard technology. The Busycle. MAKE 07 – Page 18. Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition!
- Other bicycle projects in MAKE – Link.