Critical Mobility is a project run by BUS projects, an artist-run space that operates out of Donkey Wheel House in Melbourne, as part of the State of Design Festival. The project consists of a truck, fitted out to contain a performance and exhibition space, which will appear at various locations throughout Melbourne, from the 20th of July until the 5th of August. The truck will be a space for the artists/performers Ros Bandt, Michael Fowler, Dylan Martorell and SIBLING to perform and create new and innovative work, which engages with debates and ideas surrounding the role of art in a public space which has become globalised.
This is public art with a difference. Critical Mobility goes back to society's hunter-gatherer roots, while questioning the hyper-globalised nature of our public spaces. Imagine a great, hulking beast of a truck, trundling slowly along the roads and byways of Melbourne CBD and surrounds, stopping off to collect audiences, and dropping new ideas and sounds along its path, as a kind of marker of its own movement, a map of the public space that is the city, a path along which it can find its way back to its home, which is presumably in someone's dingy garage in Footscray.