This video is a ride we did at DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival in Brooklyn, NY.
Power Bike Parade is a bike-powered electronic orchestra that demonstrates the use of an alternative power source by converting the kinetic energy of pedaling a bike into electricity used to create a festival of electro-acoustic music and glittering LED lights. The two-rider parade takes this everyday act of riding a bicycle, and expands it into a visual and sonic spectacle, re-appropriating the act as a performance and a venue for expression.
The bikes are outfitted with contact microphones, speakers, and custom bike instruments to amplify the sounds the bike makes during a ride, while LED lights are mounted on the bikes to mimic gestures natural to riding a bike in lights, amplifying and transforming the bike ride itself into a performance.
HUGE THANKS to Brooklyn Bike and Board for their donations and support! brooklynbikeandboard.com