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Constructing Bicycles from Memory – Mistaken Art

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Could you draw a bicycle right now? As you remember it? Well many people tested by Italian Artist Gianluca Gimini went from full absurd to full perfect drawings.

Gimini wanted to create bicycles from peoples memory as they are complex to remember because of their complex frames. We all know they have two wheels but how does framing work? Thats the part where things get interesting.

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So this artist stared making models of the “mistake”. What a better way to get a mistake for your mistake based art than to ask people to recall of a form which is complex as this one.

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For the past few years, Giancula has being going around to friends or random strangers with a pen and a sheet of paper asking them to quickly draw a bicycle, by heart. Then the Italian artist took the drawings and started turning them into 3D renderings on a computer.

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The result is a collection of bikes, most of which are missing very important parts and would immediately break if anyone actually tried to ride them. But they’re rather beautiful too…

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“I found out that when confronted with this odd request most people have a very hard time remembering exactly how a bike is made. Some did get close, some actually nailed it perfectly, but most ended up drawing something that was pretty far off from a regular bicycle.”

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