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Cycling artist projects moving elephant onto walls +Video

The faster he pedals the faster it moves… Could this be LottoNL-Jumbo's next signing?...

An artist in Switzerland uses his bicycle to ride the streets of Zurich while projecting the silhouette of a moving elephant onto nearby buildings – something we imagine could instil alarm into passers-by caught unawares. reports that artist Michael Flueckiger brought together a projector, car battery, speedometer and iPod Mini to produce the images for his work called Elephant Walk – and the faster he pedals, the faster the elephant seems to move.

Elephant Walk - Bike casting an elephant shadow from Michael Flückiger on Vimeo.

As works of art go, it’s a bit disconcerting, although that doesn’t perhaps come across in the video.

But imagine, if you were riding down the road at night, and saw the silhouette of an elephant picked out in the beam of a searchlight … you’d be looking for it, wouldn’t you?

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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