“To see that wheel turning was very soothing, very comforting…I enjoyed looking at it, just as I enjoy looking at the flames dancing in a fireplace.”

Marcel Duchamp elaborate how he liked watching audience to spin the wheel of his work Bicycle Wheel in the exhibition – and audience can’t even touch it after the first exhibition , indeed.
This is the first work of Marcel’s ready made object, interaction-welcome in its original character, it never been touched and spin, and the concept has been borrowing by artists for years.

“Cycling Wheel” borrows the concept of Marcel’s Bicycle Wheel, re-activate the wheel into a dynamic and interactive one, transforms its mechanics into a sound and light controller, turns Bicycle Wheel into a performative instrument, embeds the wheel with audio and lighting, creating the dancing flame just as described by Marcel Duchamp.

BY  Keith Lam (HK)

Keith Lam, Hong Kong based New Media Artist, Co-founder and Artistic Director of New Media Creative Studio Dimension Plus, co-founder of art & culture studio Studio Movement. Founder of composite design space openground . He is now also Visiting Associate Professor of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Award winner of PRIX Ars Electronica, Japan Media Arts Festival and Young Artist of Hong Kong Arts Development Awards, selected as “40 under 40′′ of Global Creative Talent by Perspective Magazine. His artworks have been invited to numerous festivals around the world including Ars Electronica Festival, FILE, ISEA, New Technological Art Award, 404 Festival, Split Film Festival, Microwave International New Media Arts Festival and Hong Kong Arts Biennale etc. He was External Examiner of Hong Kong Design Institute, Art Director and consultant of Shenzhen New Media Arts Festival. He taught at School of Creative Media of City University of Hong Kong, Visiting Lecturer of various universities in Hong Kong.