photo by: Jill Nussbaum Capetown South Africa 2005
AEOLIAN: Relating to or caused by wind + RIDE: To be carried or conveyed or travel over a surface.
Jessica Findley’s Aeolian Ride is a Public Happening of kinetic art involving 50 costumed bicycle riders. This Happening is intentionally silly, intended to inspire laughter from both participants and onlookers alike.
The Aeolian Ride gets its inspiration, quite literally, from the greek god of the wind. Each participant wears a suit that puffs up when they ride looking like creatures from children’s fairy tales, the softness of clouds, or the ethereal quality of a sail catching wind. The ride also fosters interaction between the individual and his or her environment, supporting the animated experience of riding a bicycle in an urban area in a way that invites union of the excitement and playful energy of both riders and spectators.
THE FIRST AEOLIAN RIDE NEW YORK from sonicribbon on Vimeo.
MILANO, ITALY 11.27.08, and coming up in a few weeks,
TOKYO, JAPAN 05.16.09