Green Prix

Saturday, September 18 11:00am- 6:00pm
Starting at South Hall

The Green Prix is a parade and all day festival that surrounds sustainable, ecological friendly, and fun modes of transportation—artful “eco-motion.” It is open for EVERYONE: artists, designers, families, schools, and anyone else who has or wants to create a new mode of sustainable transportation. It is your opportunity to create, participate in, and cheer on innovative projects related to eco-themed transportation. So break out your banana-bikes, self-propelled jet packs, soapboxes, and solar cars to come out and strut your stuff in front of a cheering audience. The Green Prix Parade will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 18th. Then the Green Prix Festival will fill South 1st Street with “green” creations, parade projects, family oriented do-it-yourself workshops, open doors to local galleries and music performances. Check out the Parade Route.

Related Artworks

Photo by Everett Taasevigen


Cyclecide Heavy Pedal Bike Rodeo
We see the bicycle as a malleable machine that can be altered and transformed for the sake of fun.

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Over the Top

Steven White
“Over The Top” is a two-person Ferris wheel powered by the riders, using their arm muscles to shift their weight. Standing 20 feet tall and made of plywood, this is a truly unique machine in looks and function.

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The Golden Gate 1

Jay Nelson
The Golden Gate 1 is an electric camper pod. Encased in a fiberglass shell, the pod is a small light weight camper home on wheels complete with a water tank, toilet, stove, cabinets, fold-down table and convertible bed.


Garnet Hertz
OutRun, a video game concept car that combines a car-shaped arcade game cabinet with a real world electric vehicle to produce a video game system that actually drives.

LiveOnBike performance featuring El Arbol

Fossil Fool
Fossil Fool will perform LiveOnBike, rocking the mic while pedaling and steering El Arbol, a seven-foot tall three-seater in the form of a tree.

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Bruce Gardner Steve Durie
Geri Wittig Kyungwha Lee
In the spirit of the traditions of the Slow Food, Open Source, and Sustainability movements they will make their own brand of sausages/hot dogs cooked and propelled by a vehicle.

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Elliot Anderon
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.

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El Rojo

Adan Avalos
Like the vases of my childhood, El Rojo, modeled after a 1963 Ford, refers to a pivotal corrido(folk song) and the popular 1976 naco film titled La banda del carro rojo (The Red Car Gang). Using my mother’s method, I pieced recycled burlap to form this work.

Art Bikes

Slimm Buick
Slimm Buick is known as a bicycle advocate, as he was a big part of the early Critical Mass protests, attended the first AIDS ride, and is a former bike messenger.

Local Motorgraph (Prototype)

Local Motorgraph For the Green Prix, marksearch will create a prototype of the Local Motorgraph, an interactive community conversation billboard that will be towed by their tandem bike.

Egg and Sperm Ride

Janaki Ranpura
The Egg and Sperm Ride (2010) is a long distance date with destiny. An Egg will be pedaled on a solo ride from Minneapolis, MN to meet up with Sperm Riders in San Jose, CA, for the Green Prix parade.

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Tiffany Holmes
solarCircus (2009-2010) is an interdisciplinary platform for eco-dialogue about the future of renewable energy in urban spaces. Inside South Hall, visitors can browse a resource library, hack a solar toy, and experiment with solar cell construction.

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Dave Hershberger

Unwheeldyis a tandem recumbent fixie dicycle. It rolls on two 9-foot diameter bicycle wheels, 6 feet apart, with room for two riders in between. It uses differential drive, in which each rider pedals their own wheel, so the two riders must coordinate their pedaling to maneuver.

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Aeolian Ride

Jessica Findley
The Aeolian Ride (2010) is comprised of 52 suits that inflate when 52 people go for a bike ride. Participation in the ride is free and is open to the public. The spirit of riding a bicycle for the first time is embodied both by those riding and those watching.

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Carl Heiney
Rajaphant is a drivable majestic mechanical elephant on wheels. The body is built around an fully Electric Micro Van and it will raise from a kneeling position to a standing position (2 ft), via an airbag lift mechanism.

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Maria Del Camino

Bruce Tomb, 2010

Maria del Camino is a love poem to the car and an ode to Her demise; an allegorical piece acknowledging our relationship to the car as a social activator, defining our relationship to cities as well as our individual and collective sense of freedom and adventure, while at the same time reinforcing how we are beholden to and idolize the machine.

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Powering Flight: Challenging the Urban Environment

Sol Design Lab/ Bike Zoo
The public is invited to spontaneously DJ with their iPods on the solar powered sound system while their devices and electric vehicles charge.

Photo by Patrick Lydon


Nova Jiang
Archipelago (2010) seeks to address issues of urban isolation exacerbated by car culture. For this project and workshop, a collection of mobile “desert islands” will be constructed with help from the public.

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Gift Horse

Scott Kildall and Victoria Scott
Gift Horse (2010) is a large-scale sculpture of the mythological Trojan Horse, which will be presented to the San Jose Museum of Art in a public ceremony during the 01SJ Biennial.