Constricycle Crew, 2012
Photography by Dean Goodwin
Jefferson Campbell-Cooper Kitchener, Canada
Constricycle Crew 2012
Sculpture / Performance Art
72 - Yonge Street and Queen Street West
This project is mobile. Look for the Constricycle Crew
on Yonge Street, Queen Street West and Temperance Street.
[ selected photographs ] [ video ]
Mechanically operational construction equipment built almost entirely from salvaged bicycles, called
Constricycles, are used to pick up recyclables over the course of the night. The front-end-loader and
dump truck Constricycles are both two-person operated. With pedals and hand cranks modest amounts of
material can be collected and moved about.
All operators on the Constricycles will be wearing appropriate construction safety gear including high-visibility
vests, hard-hats, and steel-toe boots. The Constricycles will also be rigged with lights and sounds for
The Constricycle crew will maneuver the streets of Zone B, collecting discarded print and paper material.
Scheduled breaks and lunch are woven into the designated route, which the crews will repeat for the duration
of the event. Watch for the sights and sounds of pedal-powered waste management; make way for collection
by the cycling clean-up crew.
Artist Biography: Jefferson is exploring the circumstances of our relationship with Nature, through drawing,
sculpture, and performance. Exhibiting in Canada and the US including numerous residencies, and with
work in the collections of the University of Guelph and the City of Kitchener, he is currently Artist
in Residence with the City of Kitchener.