Test Drive

BANGALORE, INDIA. During this participatory performance, users traveled as a pedestrian-automobile, a driver-vehicle, a machine-body on a public street in Bangalore’s Vijaynagar district. Moving at a greater speed than a pedestrian and a lesser speed than a car or motorcycle, they negotiated their own space and path within existing traffic patterns. More playful than functional, these journeys provided an opportunity for non-linear uses of city-space and reflected on the changes in city planning and infrastructure to accommodate the increase in private vehicles.

Margot Cohen wrote about the piece in her article Art In the City for the Goethe Institut.

Produced with support from:

Bangalore Artists Centre

Asian Cultural Council:

Asian Cultural Council, Bangalore Artists Center
Interactive Public Performance