Thursday, October 18, 2012

Moon Test Ride

Moon Test Ride - Green Road 1919, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Oct 13, 2012 from Assocreation on Vimeo.

I stumbled upon this strange video on Vimeo. I don't know what it is, but I like it. It's from Assocreation, an artist collective based in Ann Arbor and Vienna. From their Vimeo profile:

Founded in 1997 in Vienna. Assocreation deals with networks and their transitions to tangible realities. Its material is the ground under our feet, which it manipulates and networks in order to make it palpable.


  1. Here's some more stuff in 1919 Green Road: the Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory. See

  2. Moon Ride is a project by Roland Graf, an Austrian artist and professor at UM School of Art & Design.

  3. Thanks for the links Abby. When the whole thing is put together, do you know if it's possible to actually ride in the street while lighting the balloon? Cause that'd be sweet.

  4. Not with that rig, Ben. Though in theory you could use something similar to the old dynamo setup you used to see for headlights a lot and do it that way. I guess you'd have to build the rig so the bikes were at fixed positions (otherwise you're going to stray too far and run over/snap a cord), which would probably be pretty heavy.