“Banish the beige and the automobile for good. Go to the Bicycle Kitchen and cook up your own two-wheel transport. Ten speed, banana seat, or cruiser—it doesn’t make a Cinerama Dome difference to me.” — Vaginal Davis
ICA LA invites you to a bike tour of Downtown Los Angeles to discover the city through the lens and memory of artist Vaginal Davis — an iconic cultural figure whose work, rooted in performance, adopts notions of freakiness to dismantle cultural norms around gender, sexuality, and race. Davis was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently resides in Berlin, Germany.
In collaboration with Davis, ICA LA will have a free ‘zine featuring several bike/walk routes accompanied by an audio playlist with recordings of the artist describing neighborhoods where she would bike, perform, and play in her years in Los Angeles.
The ride is approximately 10.5 miles long with several stops. BYOB: Bring Your Own Bike. Basic bike riding experience required.
Full information provided upon registration.
Special thanks to artist and bike advocate Kelly Marie Martin.