リ・サイクルの車輪

Masayuki Akamatsu
Re-cycling Wheel
Dedicated to Marcel Duchamp

2018

Medium
Metal wheel with Synthetic Resin Propellers, Hub Dynamo and LED Light mounted on painted wood stool

Dimensions
128 x 60 x 34 cm

Copyright
© 2018 Masayuki Akamatsu

“Re-cycling Wheel/Roue de re-cyclage” (2018) is a developed remake of Marcel Duchamp’s “Bicycle Wheel” (1913), and was produced based on the assumption that it will be installed outdoors. It is the same as the work by Duchamp, in that the front wheel of a bicycle has been attached to a wooden stool, the only difference being the resin inserted between the spokes.

This bicycle had already been used for several decades, then abandoned for a long time. Its body was covered with dirt and rust, and the saddle was split. While I was fixing the flat tires and bent spokes, I was surprised to find that the wheels could still turn. The dynamo attached to the hub of this old shopping bicycle began to generate electricity, and the lamp lit up. At that moment, an idea flashed into my mind. This is a work that is assembled from trash, and receives light from nature.

「リ・サイクルの車輪(Re-cycling Wheel/Roue de re-cyclage)」(2018)は、マルセル・デュシャンの「自転車の車輪」(1913)の発展的リメイクであり、野外に設置することを想定して制作された。木製のスツールに自転車の前輪を取り付けたのは、デュシャンの作品と同じであり、スポークの間に挟み込んだ樹脂の薄板だけが異なる。

使用した自転車は十数年使われた後、長らく放置されていた。車体は塵と錆にまみれ、サドルは裂けている。パンクしたタイヤと曲がったスポークに辟易しながら、車輪を回して驚いた。ママチャリらしく取り付けられていたハブダイナモが起電し、ライトが灯ったのだ。その瞬間、脳裏に閃いた。それが、廃棄物を組み合わせて自然から光を得る、この作品である。

Making of Re-cycling Wheel

Thanks to Choi Si Young for his production support

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