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.
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.
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)!
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.