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Velo-Rel-La was a mobile, bicycle-powered music station. It travelled around Loughborough to community centres, the University and a variety of other locations playing music chosen by passers-by, enabling a broad spectrum of people to participate. It acted as the music system for parties, festivals, and other social events, where individuals selected a record or played their own music from an iPod. Energetic volunteers cycled the music station to its next destination, as well as pedalling to produce electricity to power the CD players, turntable and speakers at each event.
Velo-Rel-La refers to Cinderella's pumpkin carriage where the white stallions become four cyclists. It used the green technology of bicycle-power to generate the electricity needed. It also referred to the past, using simple technologies of wind-up power of gramophones and music boxes.
Lisa Cheung is interested in art as a social space, taking as her inspiration everyday life and people. Her practice encompasses communal dinners, lighting installations, limited edition chinaware, mobile kitchens and performances.
Velo-Rel-La was developed with the assistance of Sammy Delgrado Escabor.