THE SPIRIT OF THE ANIMALS
IS IN THE WHEELS
By DAVE EGGERS & JUAN MARTINEZ
Oct 26 - Nov 19, 2017
Recycled pedicabs turned animal riders. No brakes. Designed and produced by Dave Eggers & Juan Martinez.
The bikes were activated on Georgia Tech's campus from Oct. 26- Nov. 11, in partnership with Arts@Tech. Students test drove them around the campus Campanile & the Ferst Center.
That week, artist Juan Martinez visited two ATL inner-city schools (Grady High School
and Drew Charter School); they rode the bikes, made kinetic sculptures, and had a Q+A with Juan.
Then on November 12, the bikes traveled to Atlanta Contemporary, where they stayed
on view through Nov. 19. + On Nov 16, we hosted an artist talk (feat Juan Martinez) as a part
of 'Contemporary Cocktails.'
Folks also rode bikes across the city on the way to 'Contemporary Cocktails.' Argha Noah curated 'Inner-City Bike Ride' -- a bike ride aiming to showcase the diversity of cyclists who
ride in Atlanta, and to increase awareness about animal cruelty and the value of public transportation
within cities. It was live streamed and recorded via aerial drone recording. ^ Video by Argha Noah.
ABOUT: Juan Martinez
Juan Martinez is a Detroit metal artist who creates fantastical, functional creations. His work has been shown in galleries, museums and out on the streets in Detroit, Austin, New Orleans, and beyond.
ABOUT: Dave EggerS
Dave Eggers is an American writer and artist. Trained as a painter, Eggers’ artworks have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Nevada Museum of Art, the Biennial of the Americas, and numerous other galleries and art spaces. Eggers has won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the TED Prize, and has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.