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Exhibition 89 11 140   English  Nederlands

Sur Place

Exhibition on Urban Bike Culture

Bring your bike for a ride through Mediamatic Bank and discover the rich culture that grew around a simple vehicle: the fixed gear bike. Sportsmen, riders, messengers, collectors, artists and other bike lovers helped gather some admirable collections and will pass on their enthusiasm to you through many fun events and workshops.

Visitors and their bikes are welcome until August 22, on weekdays from 13.00 to 19.00 and in the weekend until 18.00.

Cycling through Mediamatic

DUS architects designed a multifunctional bike track that runs through the entire exhibition space. You can take your bike and have a try, or borrow one of our race bikes.

Sur Place exhibition space

Sur Place exhibition space

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DUS architects designed a multifunctional bike track that runs through the entire exhibition space. You can take your bike and have a try, or borrow one of our race bikes.


Roller racing

Challenge a friend on our roller racing installation. Check in with a personal ikTag and your results will be automatically streamed to the web.

Bike art

World-famous artist Mike Giant has covered one of our walls with bike wisdom to add some atmosphere to your cyclic experience!


Mike Giant Timelapse at Sur Place

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The San Francisco based artist has actually lived in Amsterdam and is a fanatic bicycle rider himself. He did two murals for this exhibition Sur Place which we captured in the timelapse movie. Thanks to Arden de Raaij for crackforyoureyes.com

Bicycle display

A collection of track, trick and road bikes will catch your eye in our window display. From all over the world and of all ages, they tell all about the design and use of fixed gear. Browse through the collection on our bicycle collection page. The information and multimedia gathered on this page will also be accessible from the exhibition space thanks to the Mediamatic ikPod with RFID technology.

Bike collection at Sur Place opening

Bike collection at Sur Place opening

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Photo made by EHVFXD, and found on their Flickr page

Bike jerseys

Henk Theuns kindly lent us a lot of 30 bike jerseys, which are displayed physically, smells and stains included.

Spoke cards

Bike messenger Jur collected tons of spoke cards as souvenirs of messenger-related events around the world.

Bike Crash Portraits

We have collected portraits of riders who have crashed with their bike and live (and ride) to tell the story. They are the ultimate proof of unlimited bike love.

Head badges

An Amsterdam extract of Otto Beaujon’s pile of authentic head badges. The story of Amsterdam bike manufacturing told in graphics.

Head badges

Head badges

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An extract from the collection of Otto Beaujon.
Head badges are bike brand logos attached to the front tubes of bicycles. At Sur Place, we exhibit a selection from Amsterdam bike manufacturers.

ikCam Alleycat

After you have visited the exhibition and are even more bike crazy then you were before, you should really join the ikCam Alleycat. A messenger race through the city center of Amsterdam. You could do it at your own pace, make a race of it or just a nice cycling trip through the city. You can find all the information about it here: ikCam Alleycat. So get your bike and start pedaling!

Workshop

An outfitted workshop is a must in an exhibition about a do-it-yourself culture. At set times, masterful hands will teach you to strip down your own bike or make one from the box, to pimp and personalize it and make the perfect gear for a stylish bike summer!

Shop

An Exhibition is no good without a shop where you can buy your souvenirs as a remembrance. Hanazuki is the official store of the Sur Place exhibition. You can find it across the street at Vijzelstraat 87, they sell all kind of nice fixed gear stuff. Even people who are not so into bikes will start to drool when they see it. The shop also sells a lot of other interesting stuff!

Opening hours

Sur Place is open from May 8 till August 22 at the Mediamatic BANK, Vijzelstraat 68 in Amsterdam. Opening hours mon till fri 13.00 – 19.00 hrs / sat + sun 13.00 tot 18.00 hrs. Entrance: 3 euro. Free access with your Bicycle Film Festival ticket.

Credits

Exhibition team

Saskia Haex, Arden de Raaij, Liona Munster, Rens Wilderom, Simona Tenko, Sarah Smith, Gijs Van Amelsvoort, Mayken Craenen, Sarah Birgitte Berckenkamp, Willem Velthoven, Jans Possel, Stefan Vis, Kees Vernooij, Olaf Wit, Eline Ermens, Sara Kolster, Evelyn Rodriguez, Machiel Veltkamp, Mhairi Macfarlane, Arjan Scherpenisse, Jonathan Davids, Bas van den Broeke, DUS, Mike Giant, Otto Beaujon.

Big thanks to:

All our lenders, contributors, round attendants and supporters!

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25 May 2010,13:07

Bike Cinema

Hi Annet,

Het Bike Cinema programma is altijd onscreen boven in de tentoonstelling, erg leuke korte filmpjes en langere docu's om eens lekker voor te zitten op onze ronde mega-poef!
Deze zomer organiseert Mediamatic ook nog eens speciale screenings met o.a. Tour des Legendes, kijk voor dit programma in het menu, tab events.

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23 May 2010,23:17

Sur Place

Wanneer draait het Bike Cinema - programma ?

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22 May 2010,10:35

stadsfiets

Hoi Ruut, leuk dat je langskomt. Ben benieuwd wat je van de tentoonstelling vindt. Neem je stadsfiets mee voor een testrit.

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17 May 2010,18:05

wat wil je met een fiets?

Ik ben momenteel bezig mijn eigen fiets te bouwen, hardcore buizen lassen en buigen en zo. Daarom ben ik ineens nogal obsessief aan het rondkijken in de stad. Je staat er versteld van op hoeveel verschillende manieren alle problemen van het fietsvormgeven opgelost zijn. Als je goed kijkt zie je ontelbare framevormen, sommige zelf gemaakt, samengesteld of gewoon maf seriemodel. Hetzelfde geldt natuurlijk voor alle overige onderdelen. Welke oplossingen zijn er zo door de jaren heen bedacht voor alle rare dingen die je wil met je fiets? of nog erger: wat is er allemaal bedacht dat je zou kunnen willen met een fiets?

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14 May 2010,20:48

waar blijft de rest van de urban bike culture?

Ben het met je eens Ruut, maar die stadsfietsen zie je eigenlijk toch genoeg op straat? Welke fietsen wilde jij graag zien dan?

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14 May 2010,15:51

Racefietsen

Ik was eventjes opgewonden toen ik hoorde over deze tentoonstelling. Helaas zie ik op de website alleen maar lichtgewicht racefietsen, dat is wat wat mij betreft het tegengestelde van stadsfietsen. Zonder spatborden, slot en bagagedrager heeft een stadsfiets toch vrij weinig nut. Of vertaal ik het begrip urban bike hier te letterlijk?

Als ik geweest ben zal ik vertellen hoe het in het echt was.
Ruut

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12 May 2010,23:12

Opening Sur Place

Did you enjoy the Sur Place opening as much as we did?

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11 May 2010,17:02
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