25 February 2017
“Convivial tools are those which give each person who uses them the greatest opportunity to enrich the environment with the fruits of his or her vision” – Ivan Illich
George Rahi explores the concept of mobile tools for conviviality with a series of custom cargo-bikes and bike trailers. The collection includes a tea-serving trailer, mobile sound-system, puppet booth, and public office. They are used in spontaneous applications around the city to promote new ways of thinking about the possibilities for gathering places and the politics of public spaces.
On Saturday 25 February, some of Rahi's bikes will gather at DOWNTOWNSPACE's location on Granville Street near Robson, creating a social space to meet others.
About the artist
George Rahi is an artist whose work spans sound art, music, interactive installation, and puppetry. He combines insights from experimental geography, soundscape studies and the performing arts to create situations, interventions and sounds that enact new forms of autonomy, conviviality and participation. He is currently an artist in residence with the Public Secrets Art Collective at the Hadden Park fieldhouse, unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories, Vancouver, British Columbia.