Video-artist Kim Engelen
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Video I want to ride my bicycle [From the Series: Words don’t come easy]
1'26

In ‘I want to ride my bicycle’, out of the series ‘Words don’t come easy’, the self-actualization of the human is visually expressed by the bike as vessel to move forward in life and on own power.

Through a webcam video we see a woman mending the tire of her bike in her private sphere. In ‘I want to ride my bicycle’ the focus is on the woman’s action, her process of fixing her means of transportation. The reparation of the bike-tire is a symbol for the development of people who want to fix their problems and move on in order to continue to try to lead a happy life. The 2-layered audio part pays attention to the effects of the outer influences. We hear academic English words summed up by a female computer voice and a counting system in the Limburger dialect of the Dutch language.

In the series ‘Words don’t come easy’, the theme is language as form of problematic barrier as well as empowering instrument. Language is a way to express ourselves: our character, thoughts, feelings, and presence.

Shown:    
   

- July 15 2011, PROYECTOR Festival Internacional de Videoarte Emergente (Proyector 2011, 4th international video-art festival in Madrid/Spain),
Espacio Menosuno, curator Luis Bezeta, Madrid/Spain
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Jul 9 2011, Paradoxes in Video (Video Exhibit), curator Larry Caveney, San Diego/United States
- Jan 21-Feb 27 2011, Solo Exhibition at Demolden Video Project, Santander/Spain. Exhibition-postcard>>

Credits:    
A film by   Bruna Massadas and Kim Engelen
Location   San Francisco, CA/USA
Thanks to   Geovanny U. Castañeda
Format   Web-cam, 4x3
Original length   1'26"
Date   November 2010

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