Luminous Fish Bikes Light Up Sydney Festival

© Keith McInnes

Like kinetic sculptures, modified bicycles or "art bikes" come in all shapes, sizes and flavors -- and are probably as fun to make as they are to behold. For Sydney's annual VIVID light festival, Australian multidisciplinary studio Group D Collective transformed these vehicles into luminous fish forms which roamed around the city.

© Keith McInnes
© Keith McInnes

Created by Cas Stronach, Alex Dircks and Haidee Ireland and seen over at Designboom, the trio's "Follow the Current" project used digitally-printed Lycra and chiffon (provided by local printing company Sublitech) stretched over customized frames.

© Keith McInnes
© Keith McInnes

Resembling three huge angler fish of different colors, the striking creatures brought a brilliantly animated undersea ambience to the festivities -- despite the requisite "Please do not touch" sign (apparently some people tried to ride off with them)!

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Might we see these giant fish gracing another festival, famous for art bikes, someday? Let's hope so. More info on Group D Collective's Facebook page -- and check out our related posts on art-enhanced bikes.

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