New Generation Gallery

Ester Redlichova

Printmaking Contemporary Practice, Limerick School of Art and Design

New Generation Gallery

Look Ma, No Hands! is an exploration of the feeling of cycling. Inspired by Dervla Murphy’s memoirs on cycling and Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman, I am taking a journey into the homes, lives, and minds of “The Bike Folk”. The Bike Folk are people who create a relationship with their bicycles, in which the bicycle is no longer just a mode of transport. They invite bicycles to share their domestic spaces, as vehicles of memory and enablers of freedom. The bicycle becomes part of The Bike Folk and vice versa. As bicycles are machines operated by the body and largely unchanged since their invention, I see a natural affinity with analogue photography and video, and choose these as my primary tool to document The Bike Folk.

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