Bikeride, HD video loop installation, 2009, 04’47
In Bikeride, the canine point of view is presented in relation to the city space as an alternative, nonhuman, outlook on urban activities. Bikeride is informed by the artist’s everyday engagement with her companion dogs, Tom and Sugi. The project details the canines’ actions in relation to urban geography as they run through the city beside the artist riding her bike. Bikeride emphasizes the dog as an urban animal, and the landscape of the city as continuously in flux. In the video, the dogs are pictured as the central subject of the image with the changing cityscape behind them.
The production involved video and audio recording using a camera mounted at dog height on the artist’s bike. Recordings from riding along different bike routes in Vancouver captured the physical engagement of the dogs in relation to the varied uses, architecture and geography. The soundtrack was composed from sounds of the city and dogs recorded during the rides.
- 2012 “Taking Time”, Surrey Urban Screen, Surrey Art Gallery, Canada
- 2010 “passages”, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Canada
- 2010 CUE: Artists’ Videos, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
Video/sound recording/editing: Julie Andreyev
Canine collaborators: Tom and Sugi
Supported by: Intersections Digital Studios, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.