With seventeen participants discovering invisible sites with abandon, the Balto East Bike Tour proved to be a rolling success. In a spirit of radical pedestrianism, we stuck together for more than an hour and a half and over four plus miles while navigating traffic conditions from serene to challenging. Thanks for everyone who participated for your bravery and endurance, and asking thoughtful questions and offering helpful commentary. From the Cork Seer Crossing and Greektown Alleydrift to Expressways Amalgamated and the O’Donnell St Bohverlook, we explored an array of public spaces while learning from our everyday surroundings and each other. Special thanks to The Creative Alliance for hosting the event and Liz Donadio for documenting the ride.
Opening this Friday at the Creative Alliance, Specter Polis is a collection of short videos focusing on arresting moments of the spectacular sublime as they quietly arise within invisible corners of the city. Videos such as, Natty Boh Utz Girl Billboard Wafting Destruction, Baltimore Heavy Metal Scrap Yard, and Walking on Plastic Reeds capture urban movement, veracity, force, and uncanny calm.
Screening and Artist Talk Thu May 27,
7pm in CAmm Media Lab