Legible City by Jeffery Shaw

Legible City which was created between 1988-91, is an interactive piece of art work. This work is where the viewer navigates a city on a fixed bicycle. However the city is not realistic or physical reality. It is made of three-dimensional letters that change when the cyclist changes speed or direction. This allows Shaw to examine the relationship between the virtual and the real. What allows the person to change the direction and speed, is the handlebar and pedals of the interface bicycle. It uses a video projector to project the computer-generated image onto a large screen. There is also a small monitor screen in front of the bicycle showing a simple ground plan of each city. This is an example of installation art because it enhanced cinematic experiences and projection possibilities have demanded expanded options to present such work.

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Legible City by Jeffery Shaw

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