07/04/2010

Cyclic! at Sur Place

... but in a very different form.

We thoroughly enjoyed last years exhibition in the Chiellerie gallery and were thinking about doing it again this year. Through the winter there was not much thought of cycling but come spring we were thinking and talking Cyclic! again.

As we were getting in gear so were other people: Mediamatic contacted us about their upcoming Sur Place exhibition about fixed gear bicycles. We decided to jump on their bicycle bandwagon and enjoy the benefits of a bigger organisation and platform and a large group of bicycle enthousiasts working together on this 4 month project. So far it's been a lot of fun: joining in the bi-weekly 'doortrappen op dinsdag' brainstorm sessions (we presented Cyclic! there, other people presented their ideas, everybody eating, talking, listening, cycling on eachothers bicycles together) and looking forward to a summer full of bicycle events.

The Sur Place exhibition opens on 8 May, not-so-coincidentally on the day the Giro D'Italia will be racing by the Mediamatic exhibition space on the Vijzelstraat. The opening will also be the start of the Bicycle Film Festival in Tuschinsky.

And, this is were Cyclic! comes into play again: I've been writing more monologues like the 'mid bike crisis' below and will perform them at the opening event on 8 May. Cheryl will make the visuals to go with the performance. We are happy to make another bicycle/art/media production AND to have a chance to share it with a larger audience. It's all very exciting.

Hope you will be there on 8 May at the opening of Sur Place and enjoy the bicycle monologues!

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