Experiments

Cycle-in cinema

Credit: Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009
http://www.flickr.com/photos/edfilmfest/5863913691/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Drive-in theatres are not just for cars anymore.

Magnificent Revolution, a non-profit organization based in London, U.K., started using bike-powered generators to run a movie and concert series. Participants simply cycle into the venue, attach their bike to a specially-adapted generator, and begin pedaling.

This summer, Magnificent Revolution took their show on the road. They call it Cycle-In Cinema, and their goal is find abandoned places and “weave some cinematic magic into local parks, rooftops, and playgrounds.”

Magnificent Revolution began in 2007, when a group of bike-activist-musician-artists came together and made their first bicycle-powered cinema for the Big Chill Festival.

They’ve held workshops on do-it-yourself bike-generator construction and provide instructions for the same on their website, magnificentrevolution.org. They have also made simple household items out of reconstructed bikes, such as bar stools, a pedal-powered food blender, and a pedal-powered washing machine.

In addition to fostering self-reliance, the project is a graphic demonstration of how much energy we normally consume. Source: magnificentrevolution.org

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