During a residency at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Scotland’s scenery inspired the artist to create The Invisible Bike in order to explore the notion of landscaping and wandering. How do you convey the idea of a landscape without representing it? How do you illustrate the notion of travel and roaming, through an object or even a vehicle?
The Invisible Bike is a bicycle covered with mirrors of various shapes. Assuming the silhouette of a bicycle, this specular object comes to reflect the people, the architecture and the scenery passing before you. The mirrors covering the bike give the impression of levitating the cyclist through a kaleidoscope of sceneries. Fleeting moment in time, the bicycle becomes the representation of a landscape, of a place visited and, as such, the object fades and our imagination is captured by another way of perceiving the scenery.
Part of programming for M:ST 4.5 and TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary's TR:AFICC residency
A native of Saguenay, Quebec, Marc Dulude currently lives and works in Montreal. He holds both Bachelors and Master’s degrees from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi. Since 1999 he has worked as a visual artist, showing in nearly a dozen individual exhibitions and participating in numerous exhibitions and artistic events. His multidisciplinary practice involves installations, sculpture, in situ works, video and photographs.