Transform/Transport II

Artists: JAM (Jane Palmer and Marianne Fairbanks) 

Media: stationary bicycles, generators, small lights, wire, and scrim 

15’L x 15’W x 15’H 

Six stationary bicycles were independently rigged with several electric generators, and multiple small lights were suspended above and around the bikes. The lights illuminated with people powered rotation of the tires. When one bike was ridden, many lights twinkled, and if all six bikes were ridden simultaneously, the efforts of collective work created a complete constellation of brilliant lights. 

Personal Power, 2003