Image by Alex Kershaw


Rider Spoke

Date 18.02.2022 - 22.02.2022
Location South Australian Museum
Date 02.03.2022 - 06.03.2022
Time 5:00pm (AEDT)
Location ACMI, Flinders Street Entrance, Fed Square, Melbourne
Date: 02.03.2022 Time: 5:00pm (AEDT)
Date: 03.03.2022 Time: 5:00pm (AEDT)
Date: 04.03.2022 Time: 5:00pm (AEDT)
Date: 05.03.2022 Time: 5:00pm (AEDT)
Date: 06.03.2022 Time: 5:00pm (AEDT)


To cycle alone, in the evening, with no particular destination offers a rare freedom.

To take part, you are provided with a smartphone that mounts on your handlebars. Guided by a narrator and a delicate score by Blanket, you’re invited to explore the city by bike (we also have a range of accessibility options for non-cyclists). Rider Spoke premiered with a sold-out season at the Barbican in London and has since been shown in 24 cities worldwide.

Based in Brighton, Blast Theory create internationally celebrated experiences that explore how we connect with strangers and how technology shapes society.

About the artist

Blast Theory are known internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. The group’s work explores interactivity and the social and political aspects of technology.

Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, Blast Theory has won many international awards including an International Mobile Games Award, three Lovie Awards and the Nam June Paik Arts Center Prize.

Blast Theory’s work has been shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, the Venice Biennale, ICC in Tokyo, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Biennale, the National Museum in Taiwan, Hebbel Theatre in Berlin, Basel Art Fair and Sonar Festival in Barcelona.

Creative Team

  • Rider Spoke was developed in collaboration with the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham, Sony Net Services and the Fraunhofer Institute as part of the European research project IPerG (Integrated Project on Pervasive Gaming). Blast Theory is supported by Arts Council England.

Image Credit: Blast Theory

Image Credit: Blast Theory