Bike Circuit

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Bike circuit is a manual for a collaboration. Take it, make it yours, wherever you are!

This is what happened in Oslo in September 2009 as part of the Manual for the construction of a sound as a device to elaborate social connection:

Five bike riders in close contact with the streets of Oslo and with each other; with human and non-human actors. The aim for the bike riders is to not put the foot down during the ride, but to help each other keep a flow as we create a polyphonic narrative through passing on information to each other about fellow actors in the streets be that other bikers, red lights, cars or animals.

The recordings were turned into an installation in Deichman library consisting of five radio receivers, one for each sound recording done by each person who participated in the performance. The radios can be moved around in the installation thereby creating new flows of information and even richer narratives.

The bikers were: Susanne Wehner, Sven Erga, Morten Myhre, Martin Knutsen and Fredrik Hossmann.

The other sound artists in the Manual-project are: Siri Austeen, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, Brandon LaBelle and Jana Winderen.

Made possible by Atelier Nord, the Ultima festival and Oslo kommune.