You Never Bike Alone featured in Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibition til May 2011

Last night, the Vancouver Art Gallery opened a new exhibition that features a range of the city's change-makers - artists, architects, designers, musicians, writers, and activists.

"WE: Vancouver: 12 Manifestos for the City examines Vancouver through the extraordinary range of practices, actions and ideas that shape and activate it," say the program notes.

VAG curators Bruce Grenville and Kathleen Ritter wanted to feature Critical Mass and decided that the best way to do that was through a video installation using footage from You Never Bike Alone.

The installation features three screens with several 15 minute video segments looping concurrently. There is always only one soundtrack playing. It has the effect of amplifying the impact of the footage - which naturally features large numbers of people riding bikes around Vancouver.

For over a decade now, Critical Mass riders have gathered outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on the last Friday of every month. So it's quite apt that Critical Mass is being celebrated inside the gallery.

While only part of the film features in the exhibition, you can buy the You Never Bike Alone DVD at the Vancouver Art Gallery Shop.

WE: Vancouver: 12 Manifestos for the City runs 12 February to 1 May 2011.