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A UNIQUE CYCLING EXPERIENCE!
Mouvements libres is an experience that invites the public to be part of an ephemeral, experimental, collective and creative project in the form of a moving textual performance with poetic and political resonances.
Each participant were able to turn their bike into a platform of expression by attaching an AgitPOV, a small luminous device. Like a rally or a demonstration, the event brought people together and sparked the exchange of ideas.
A vibrant evening that was conducive to conversation, reflection and celebration.
Experience based on Alexandre Castonguay’s sculpture, Bike Wheel
Directed by François Bernier in collaboration with the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership
The AgitPOV (Petit Objet de Vélo) is a small device consisting of 12 LEDs, a micro-controller and a battery. Once attached to a bicycle’s spokes, it uses the viewer’s persistence of vision to display an illuminated message while the bike is moving.
The device was created during the student strikes of 2012 by UQAM art professor Alexandre Castonguay and student Jean-Pascal Bellemare. It is a communication tool that adds a playful element to demonstrations.
The AgitPOV works with all types of bikes, including BIXIs. It may be difficult to install an AgitPOV on a wheel smaller than 25 inches in diameter or in a non-standard size.
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