MeBike & After Midnight

Bikes, music, fashion and photography: the final Sur Place party.

13 Aug 2010
14 Aug 2010

We celebrated the final week of Sur Place with the MeBike world championship of dream bicycles, fashion performances by Milena Heussler and Girls on Bikes, and the Subbacultcha! After Midnight party and book launch.

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De winnaar van de MeBike dream bike competitie. - THE WINNING BIKE made during MeBike 2010 at Mediamatic Bank. MeBike was part of the final Sur Place party. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.

Sur Place

Sur Place has come to an end. The exhibition on urban bike culture attracted dare devils, housewives, cool kids and creatures, bicycle fanatics and gear collectors. Mediamatic Bank shows the traces of two months of racing, collecting and sharing of thoughts and ideas. We celebrated the closing of the exhibition with the MeBike race, a Subbacultcha! After Midnight book launch and photo exhibition, bands, djs, and two fashion performances.

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at work during MeBike 2010 - Teams work hard on their dream bikes during MeBike 2010 at Mediamatic Bank. MeBike was part of the final Sur Place party. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.

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carrying the cross, MeBike 2010 - One of the dream bikes being made during MeBike 2010 at Mediamatic Bank. MeBike was part of the final Sur Place party. Picture by Lars Wannop. 14 August 2010.

Friday, August 13

MeBike celebrates the bike in all its cool and clean glory, and offers people the opportunity to build their own dream bike in just one day. Tonight the teams were introduced, and while game plans were being made, there were live music and performances. We announced what materials the MeBike participants would be using, and toasted to a successful dream bike race. Dj's Lil' Shy and Ovni spun some sweet sweet records.

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Food! MeBike 2010 - Cookin' up a scrumptious meal for the visitors of the final Sur Place party at Mediamatic Bank. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.

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TV crew at MeBike 2010 - While the teams worked hard on their dream bikes during MeBike 2010 at Mediamatic Bank, a few funny fellows documented the whole process on video. MeBike was part of the final Sur Place party. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.

Saturday, August 14

During the day the teams worked on their dream bikes. Their process was documented by a television crew. There were performances, and plenty of bands and djs. In the evening the MeBike race took place (the Queen Bike won!) and there was live music by Half-Way Station, Supercity and The Missing Slippers. Milena Heussler and Girls on Bikes gave two fashion performances, and at midnight Subbacultcha! opened their After Midnight exhibition. Hounds of Hate were over from London, and Strange Boutique played a few nice tunes. Now that's what we call a party!

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at work during MeBike 2010 - Teams work hard on their dream bikes during MeBike 2010 at Mediamatic Bank. MeBike was part of the final Sur Place party. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.

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at work during MeBike 2010 - Teams work hard on their dream bikes during MeBike 2010 at Mediamatic Bank. MeBike was part of the final Sur Place party. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.

More information

MeBike & After Midnight took places at Mediamatic Bank on Vijzelstraat 68 in Amsterdam. MeBike is an event by Abner Preis and Claudius Gebele, in collaboration with Mediamatic. For more information about MeBike, visit the MeBike Call page. For more information about Subbacultcha! and their activities, visit the Subbacultcha website.

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The Missing Slippers at Mediamatic - The Missing Slippers play at the final Sur Place party at Mediamatic Bank. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.

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cowboy cyclist, final Sur Place party - A cowboy critter rides the Mediamatic Dus Architects indoor bicycle track one last time. This was taken at the final Sur Place party at Mediamatic Bank. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.

The bikes

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MeBike dream bike 2010 - One of the bicycles made during MeBike 2010 at Mediamatic Bank. MeBike was part of the final Sur Place party. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.


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MeBike dream bike 2010 - One of the bicycles made during MeBike 2010 at Mediamatic Bank. MeBike was part of the final Sur Place party. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.


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MeBike dream bike 2010 - One of the bicycles made during MeBike 2010 at Mediamatic Bank. MeBike was part of the final Sur Place party. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.


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MeBike dream bike 2010 - One of the bicycles made during MeBike 2010 at Mediamatic Bank. MeBike was part of the final Sur Place party. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.


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MeBike dream bike 2010 - One of the bicycles made during MeBike 2010 at Mediamatic Bank. MeBike was part of the final Sur Place party. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.


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MeBike dream bike 2010 - One of the bicycles made during MeBike 2010 at Mediamatic Bank. MeBike was part of the final Sur Place party. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.


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MeBike dream bike 2010 - One of the bicycles made during MeBike 2010 at Mediamatic Bank. MeBike was part of the final Sur Place party. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.


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MeBike dream bike 2010 - One of the bicycles made during MeBike 2010 at Mediamatic Bank. MeBike was part of the final Sur Place party. Picture by Attilio Brancaccio. 14 August 2010.