River Cycle is an experiment in invention and adaptation. James Dodd has grafted a bicycle to the ubiquitous tinny, producing a cobbled together watercraft. This object, a working sculpture, will be the central facilitator and discussion point for a series of real and rhetorical journeys exploring speculative sustainable technology and everyday creativity.
Travelling the River Murray and other Australian rivers in 2018, River Cycle will invite conversation with communities along its voyages, exploring human-made political and weather patterns, the future of our rivers, and the possibilities of climate change adaptation – from the pragmatic to the barely, wildly imagined.
For Climate Century, River Cycle will conclude with an exhibition of the sculpture and documentation of its journeys, as well as talks, workshops and river outings across the public program.
This project has been co-commissioned with Country Arts SA.