Fluorescent Anglerfish Bicycles Invade Sydney

Generally, fish swim in the sea, but this ambitious project by a group of Australian artists known as Group D Creative Collective brings the aquatic creatures to land by transforming a series of bicycles. The collective approached Sublitech, an Australian company that provides photographic digital fabric printing, about receiving sponsorship for a creative project that would utilize the artists' expertise in art, architecture, interior design and lighting design. With Sublitech's sponsorship and generous donation of over 50 meters of fabric along with their assistance in digital printing, these amazing anglerfish bicycles came to fruition.

The project titled Follow the Current was constructed for VIVID 2012, a festival for lights, music, and ideas. It features three bikes that resemble giant radioactive anglerfish. (Despite having three wheels, technically making them tricycles, they are most often referred to as “fish bicycles.”) Built for riders to sit in and pedal like a bicycle, the pod-like frame is covered with lycra and chiffon that has a digitally printed pattern to echo the scales of the fish. Each vehicle is illuminated with built-in lights that add spectacular hues of blue, purple, and green to each bike. The vibrant, glowing colors add a liveliness to its urban surroundings as they take Sydney by storm.

Photo credits: Keith McInnes and Natalie Ingram
Group D Creative Collective on Facebook
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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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