An incredible, brand new installation made from 1,000 bicycles by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei who emerged four months ago from a prolonged detention by the Chinese government for alleged economic crimes. The installation is one of 21 artworks on display as part of “Ai Weiwei Absent,” that opens tomorrow at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and runs through January 29th. Weiwei will not be present. (via msn photo blog)
The Cyclotrope is an ingenious short animation by Tim Wheatley. By affixing a sequence of 18 objects to the wheel and rotating at just the right speed the illusion of animation is created. Excuse me while I dismantle my neighbor’s bicycle.
Valparaiso Cerro Abajo is an urban downhill bike race that takes place every February in Valparaiso, Chile. Here’s a clip from the 2010 race, equally if not moreso insane. These guys have balls so large I don’t know how they stay on their bicycle seats.