[ISEA2012] Artists Statement: Fred Paulino & Lucas Mafra – Gambiocycle (2010)

Artists Statement

industrial rubbish, electronics, LED displays, lamps, modified toys, sound generators

Gambiocycle is a Mobile Broadcast unit. It is a tricycle containing electronic gear for interactive video projection and digital graffiti in public space. The vehicle is inspired by anonymous ambulant salesmen who ride on wheels through Brazilian cities, mostly selling products or doing political advertisement. Gambiocycle subverts this logic by gathering elements of performance, happening, electronic art, graffiti and “gambiarra” (makeshift, kludge): what it advertises is only a new era of straight democratic dialogue between people who participate in the interventions and their cities.

  • Fred Paulino & Lucas Mafra, Brazil