by Carmen and Sonja
Leiden art bicycle route
18 May – 9 June 2013
This bicycle needed new tyres and so inspired by the use of wood on bicycles during World War Two due to a shortage of rubber, we recycled short pieces of wood. These wooden blocks have two functions. They force you to ‘cycle’ slowly and they make a sound.
The cotton ‘sails’ inserted into the wheels and, bearing prayers from diverse religious traditions are written in various languages.
The clapping sounds made as the wheels turn sound like a cross between a horse trot and Tibetan prayer wheels. To use this bicycle, you walk with it, slowly, as a meditation, until the rhythm of tapping wood and slow spinning of prayers, takes you into another realm.
Soon a map will be available indicating where these 28 bicycles are located
around the inner city of Leiden. Meer over dit project>>