Heather Clark & Matthew Mazzotta
Found and recycled Materials 2006-Current
See Busycle.com for complete history and context
The Busycle is 15 person 100% passenger pedaled vehicle. The Busycle, a traveling public art project under development since 2005, runs solely on the energy of its passengers. All passengers are required to pull their weight and pedal in their seats. The pedal power then moves the Busycle from destination to destination. The Busycles public life involves experimental public rides that travel down city streets, where story telling is of the essence. The goal of the Busycle is that by bringing art and technology clearly into the public realm and as near to the community as possible (what could be closer than riding an art project down the streets where people live and inviting them onto the art?), we will begin to stir a dialogue about the current and universal issues from which the Busycle has grown, while creating a forum for people to pause and enjoy.