Fixation is a true life documentary focusing on the thrilling world of single speed cycling. Shot over the course of 12 weeks, Fixation captures, for the first time, the excitement and popularity of this growing sport from all perspectives. With the resurgence of single speed bikes we discover the appeal to having only one gear. Single speeds are the original form of bicycles but technology has come so far, providing multiple speeds for faster and easier riding, yet single speeds, fixed and freewheel continue to have a strong following. The range of riders is vast, from professionals to the casual everyday rider. Their styles and motives are different but the outcome still seems to be the same, the freedom, simplicity and the challenge of having one gear is what brings them back to the basics. We will explore the full spectrum of the lifestyle: Messengers, Olympic Racing, City Riders, Bike Polo, Brakeless, Freestyle and more. Discover the passion, freedom and excitement behind only having one gear.
Really dig these projection installations by Won Ju Lim (‘Baroque Pet Shop’ @ Patrick Painter Gallery in LA)
Reminds me of Willa Koerner’s work (excellent use of ultraviolet/purple spookiness)
For her fifth solo show at the gallery, Lim will be presenting a large-scale installation in the West gallery and in the East Gallery she will exhibit a series of new sculptures and collages. Lim’s work consistently explores the body’s relationship to space, time and memory through the terms of architecture, sculpture and atmosphere. As a part of the Media Arts Fellowship, she traveled to five European cities, each of which uniquely evokes the Northern Baroque architecture style: Dresden, Munich, St. Petersburg, Prague, and Vienna. The memory and the impression of her experience abroad was one of the direct inspirations for her new body of work. This, combined with her unique vision for a local Highland Park pet shop, resulted in Lim creating an experience where the interiors of the pet shop and the architectural motifs of the Northern Baroque intrude and interrupt one another, and as a result they ultimately come together. (via press release)