Scotiabank Nuit Blanche


Libre, 2012
Photo: Mariángela Aponte Núñez and Alexandre Castonguay

Suitable for all ages

Le Laboratoire d'art - Le Labo inc.

Agit P.O.V.

Agit P.O.V. - Montréal, Canada


Agit P.O.V. (Petit Objet de Vélo) is a microhack for bicycles relying on the Persistence of Vision (POV) effect, the propaganda tactics of the russian avant-garde (AGIT Prop) and the SpokePOV Project by Limor Fried (LadyAda).

A modest 7 LED circuit, an Arduino code, a battery mounted on a bicycle wheel and the speed of the cyclist suffice to illuminate the streets with poetical-political message.

Persistance of Vision is a phenomenon based on the residual presence of an image on the eye for 1/25th of a second. The myth of Persistence of Vision posits that the human perception of motion is the result of Persistence of Vision. In this way, the drawings of the zoetrope, the photographic experiments of Muybridge on the successive instants of a horse’s gallop produce the impression of the continuity of movement.

Agit P.O.V. is:
Mariangela Aponte Nunez, Colombia
Sofian Audry, Montréal
Alexandre Castonguay, Montréal
Thomas O Fredericks, Montréal


Bell Trinity Square and surrounding area, Bay Street & Trinity Square (North of Queen Street West), 416-861-1853

This project is outdoors.