Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Zone B Exhibition Project

Constricycle Crew, 2012

Suitable for all ages

Constricycle Crew, 2012

Jefferson Campbell-Cooper - Kitchener, Canada

Sculpture/Performance Art

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 safety.

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.

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.


Yonge Street & Queen Street West (This project is mobile. Look for the Constricycle Crew on Yonge Street, Queen Street West and Temperance Street.)

This project is outdoors.