Co-director of Master Programme, Art in the Contemporary World, at National College of Art and Design, Dublin (www.acw.ie) and Research Fellow at the Department of Art History and Image Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, Francis Halsall will look at three distinct experiences of cycling in the city. Starting out with the Dublin Bike station at St. Stephen’s Green, he will look at the variety of transport options in this urban space, considering the interconnectedness of this system and the people who use it. He will look at the phenomenology of cycling for leisure and the sense of freedom of movement in a large open park such as Phoenix Park. Lastly he will look at those who cycle for sport, drawing people to the Sundrive Velodrome where the human and machine become one.
Photo by Joseph Carr.