CathexiSpin

Elliot Anderson

CathexiSpin harnesses bicycle generated electricity from the energy produced by a group of individuals riding them. CathexiSpin offers mobile spinning classes ready to be deployed in public places at sites where communities can come together. Everyday, hundreds of people participate in spinning classes. If every spinning class was connected to the grid, thousands of kilowatts of electrical power could be returned to the community. To harness the transformative power of spinning-generated electrical energy,CathexiSpin offers spinning classes that are free and open to the public. Spinning classes are offered to groups of five people at one time. The classes are scheduled in thirty-minute blocks at regular times during the day. When there are no scheduled classes, the bikes are available to visitors who wish to independently contribute to our bank of art energy.

Commissioned by ZER01 for the 3rd 01SJ Biennial, and presented with the support of the James Irvine Foundation.

CathexiSpin. Image courtesy of artist