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 the languages familiar to the artists. 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.