The Canopy is an interactive artworks that invites participants to power their own experience with bike-driven generators.
Pneuhaus Artists & Makers: Levi Bedall, Staveley Kuzmanov, August Lehrecke, Matthew Muller, Walter Zesk
Can-duit Artists & Makers: Aaron Hooper, Sarah Jacklin, Natan Lawson, Lars Peterson, Paul Freedman
Photographs by Natan Lawson Jonathan Mount
The inflatable arts collaborative Pneuhaus and Baltimore-based company Can-duit have debuted Canopy, an interactive art installation inspired by the life of trees. As participants pedal they collectively transform a neon-colored grove of sculptural trees between them. Unlike traditional sculpture these inflatable forms were never meant to be still, instead their contours have been designed to change continuously in time with the collective momentum of the bikers. As participants race together the field of plant-like pieces inflate, deflate, illuminate, and darken.