Put the fun between your legs: Become the Bike Bloc Bristol and Copenhagen Nov – Dec 09
An irresistible new machine of resistance will be launched during the COP15 UN summit protests in Copenhagen. Made from hundreds of old bicycles and thousands of activists’ bodies ‘Put the fun between your legs: Operation Bike Bloc’ is a collaboration between Climate Camp (www.climatecamp.org.uk) and art activist collective The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (www.labofii.net).
Infamous for touring the UK recruiting a rebel clown army, running courses in postcapitalist culture, throwing snowballs at bankers and launching a rebel raft regatta, the Lab of ii’s creative visions will combine with the Climate Camp’s logistical genius, radical politics and capacity for mass mobilization to engineer an entirely new form of civil disobedience.
Bike hackers, welders, activists, artists and engineers will team up to design the resistance machine in Bristol, UK. It will then be built and launched in Copenhagen as part of the Climate Justice Action mobilizations. The Bike Bloc will merge device of mass transportation and pedal powered resistance tool, postcapitalist bike gang and art bike carnival. We invite you to put the fun between your legs and become the bike bloc.
If you want to help design and build the prototype come to the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol between the 24th and 29th of November (http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/events/details/538). Or join us in Copenhagen, at the Candyfactory (http://bolsjefabrikken.com) to build the final design and train up for the action (6th – 16th December). On the 16th of December, the Bike Bloc will swarm through the streets during the Reclaim Power! mass action at the Bella Center that will end with the Peoples’ Assembly for Climate Justice, organized by Climate Justice Action in conjunction with Climate Justice Now!
If this doesn’t inspire you to book your trip to Copenhagen, maybe our promo video will provide the spark you need (best watched in HQ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZtUTk6Iz2E
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