Blast Theory: Small secrets in public spaces

Navigating my way through crowds of tourists at Circular Quay, I arrive at a special check-in counter inside Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art ready to experience Brighton UK-based new media group Blast Theory’s Rider Spoke. The artist team who welcome me—core Blast Theory artists Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj with the able assistance of a group of local guest artists—are polite, friendly, and casually dressed in colourful checked shirts. I autograph various insurance and indemnity forms, display my credit card, and then receive a short briefing and my equipment—helmet, headphones, and a bicycle with a small tablet computer mounted on the handlebars.

Read the rest of my article, published in the print and online editions of RealTime #90, here. Image by Alex Kershaw.


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