13 June 2010
Our main objective with The Gauntlet was to encourage cycling as an environmentally sustainable means of transport within the city of Sydney. We believe that the primary means of achieving a positive profile for the cycling community is through the creation of memories and stories.
The Gauntlet was an immersive aesthetic environment intended to generate an intense engagement between the cyclists and their immediate landscape and context.
By travelling in response to the works of ten different artists as well as negotiating the bike track, the cyclists participated in a complex and yet supportive structure of necessities.
This structure of necessities is required for the creation of memories and stories that persist outside of the event itself and transform the way in which the participants perceive the relationship between cycling and the landscape of the city.