Portland based artist Nina Montenegro unveiled a 'Free The Billboards' exhibit on N Williams Ave. Viewers look through the modified View-Master and see images which appear as if they were on the billboard. The project was inspired by asking friends what they would rather see advertised in their neighbourhood. Portland, OR, USA, 18/09/2012.
Police arrived in Friedrichshain at Liebig 14 from 4:00am to begin the eviction of a former squat, now a housing project. The eviction began just before 8:00am and protests occurred in the surrounding areas into the evening. Berlin, Germany, 02/02/2011.
The first instalment of a bi-monthly column created by Alex Milan Tracy for Bike Portland.
'Medical Marijuana - Sea of Green Hope?' examines the users associated with what is a growing movement in the USA - 16 States at the time of production had medical marijuana laws enacted. The focus is on a grower and four people in Portland, Oregon that medicate using marijuana for a range of symptoms. The case studies formed are reflective of the wider population of users not only in the USA but globally.
A short piece on taxidermist Charlie Tuesday Gates who works in front of live audiences in a D.I.Y. fashion. Although she has no professional experience or education in this field, her determination and perseverance is shown amongst the surgical procedures she performs. Viewers are encouraged to have a crack – quite literally when one girl snapped the legs of a rabbit with pliers to get the bones out of the skin. All animals are sourced either as road kill or farm surplus – none are harmed in the process. All other parts such as salt – to clean and preserve the skin, thread, needles and cotton are purchased for as cheap as possible, generally from Tesco's.
The second Radical Mycology Convergence was held in Port Townsend, Washington. This volunteer-run four day event attracts mycologists and fungal enthusiasts to share skills about the benefits of fungi in terms of bioremediation and human uses. Port Townsend, WA, USA, 22/10/2012.
A look at the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam with an interview from Daniel Shea - a victim of Agent Orange and Veterans for Peace National Board Member.
Premiered at the New York 2012 Bicycle Film Festival on June 30th.
Bikes supplied by Rejuiced Bikes rejuicedbikes.com
Music by Japperwock soundcloud.com/japperwock
Filmed and produced by Alex Milan Tracy alexmilantracy.com
Rejuiced Bikes at the Earthworks tour inaugural ride in Kent, WA. 02 June 2012.