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These Floating Bicycle Sculptures are Haunting and Beautiful

Rodrigo Mejia

There's something about French artist Guy Lorgeret's sculptural installation over a canal in Betton, France that makes it both eerie and wholly playful. Called Retour a Betton (Return to Betton), Lorgeret arranged groupings of bicycle sculptures so that they seemingly hovered from one end of the canal to the other. Done by attaching the sculptures to vertical poles, the installation suggests a competition and shows the refusal of some to participate, "claiming their freedom."

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    • Rodrigo Mejia

      wait...what!? Awesome! I'd like to say that I too have an aquatic bicycle. But always by accident.

      • Adele Peters

        Ha. What are these aquatic accidents you speak of? I think I'd be a little afraid to ride a bike across the Bay, personally...I'm waiting for the day that they finally build a bike path across the Bay Bridge (at the moment, there's a path that goes halfway from Oakland to SF, but then you have to turn around).