Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Art Bike Parade working statement

The goal of my work is to engage the community. Art Bike Parade specifically focuses on celebrating bicycles as an alternative mode of transportation. My role in the Art Bike Parade is minimal. I’m setting it up, getting the word out, and documenting the results. The idea is that the bicycle riders of Memphis will gather in the park with enthusiasm. It is the audience’s participation that becomes the result of the work. By bringing community together through transformed bikes, we can transform the roads into our canvases.
I made this music video for my painting classsssssss

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Poster for the web

ART BIKE PARADE press release


MEMPHIS, TN: Memphis College of Art student, Aimee Easter, is proud to present the first ever ART BIKE PARADE on Saturday, May 5th in Overton Park. Free and open to the public, the parade aims to promote bicycle awareness and provide the Memphis community with a creative bicycle outlet. Participants are encouraged to decorate their bicycles in order to transform them into art objects. Check-in is at 2:00pm and the parade will begin at 3:00pm. No need to sign up, just show up! Visitors can feel free to find a spot in Memphis College of Art’s front lawn for the best view.

Art Bike Parade
Saturday May 5, 2012
Overton Park
Parade starts at 3:00pm
Check-in at 2:00pm
Contact Aimee Easter by email: Memphisartbikes@gmail.com

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bicycle Celebration!

For my final project, I would like to develop a celebration/parade/festival of bicycle riding. The event would take place in and around Overton Park, and would include an art-bike parade, bike safety game show (projected live feed?), art activities for all ages, live music, and possibly a scavenger hunt and other bike related activities.

My hope is that the event will make people excited about riding bikes, as well as educating about bicycle (and driver) safety.

I know this is a big project. Preparation for the event will include:
-Planning the date and time with parks department
---Press release to be sent out to radio stations, newspapers, businesses, and organizations
---Bicycle and driver safety zines to be distributed at art events, bike shops, record stores, other businesses
---Maybe turn my van into a mobile gallery for Broad Ave art walk on April 13, featuring bike-related art, hand out fliers, etc
-Volunteer recruitment
-Live music people
-Games/art activities planning
-Equipment round-up

Finally, the documentation of the event will be very important. I want to film the parade, interview people about what they love about bikes, what would make this a more bike-friendly city, etc.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Inspiration over break

Harry Belafonte's Sing Your Song

Soap Factory experimental stuff:
-Gun shaped projector that only worked by heartbeat
-Kinnect game about urban planning

-Video of inside of a subway
-Frank Gaard

House of Balls