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M:ST 4.5: Ride On!, it’s on.

During the month of July 2009, M:ST presents Ride On!, a series of bicycle-based artworks appearing throughout locations in Calgary. Presented in conjunction with TRUCK’s new TR:AFFIC residency program and The Good Life Community Bike Shop, Ride On! invites you to interact with the work of various artists through hands-on workshops, art installations, and participatory bike rides.

Currently, TR:AFFIC resident Jessica Thompson’s SOUNDBIKE is available for sign out now through the end of July at Good Life. The bike laughs the faster you go! Also check out her Bike Hack + Soundride workshop on July 30th, 7 PM at Good Life. Create soundmaker devices for your bike and take them out en masse for a group bicycle exclamation! Take your noise makers to the Critical Mass ride the next day, meeting 5:30 PM on July 31st in the Eau Claire plaza.

Marc Dulude’s video The Invisible Bike is showing at Good Life along with a polaroid installation courtesy of Calgary’s Tender Mountain Clan.

Speaking of the TMC, they will be leading guided bike tours of their favorite street art spots in Calgary’s core. The tours leave from Good Life tomorrow, Saturday July 11th, and Saturday July 18th at 1:30 PM each day. Find a map of more street art routes available at Good Life for a self-guided adventure anytime.

Between July 28st and 31st, visit Lethbridge artist Kelly Jaclynn Andres at Eau Claire and around town with her Urban Habitat Lab. Sign up for her urban sustainability workshops conducted out of the lab by calling the M:ST Office, (403) 837-6678. Sign out Kelly’s Songbike, a tandem bicycle that records the auditory environment of your trip.

Stay tuned here for more event details and commentary on the multitude of bicycle-based art reactions and interactions by M:ST guest artists and special friends.

See you out there!

Posted by: Keltie Duncan

M:ST Summer Programming Coordinator