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Flat Land Game

2003


Free style, flat land: cyclists carry out complex acrobatic exercises in interesting architectural spaces, often of historical interest.
This crazy race down the narrow winding stairs of the Palazzo delle Papesse in Siena on a special BMX bike brings to mind the gangs of young city boys who relate to the spaces they choose to exercise in according to their non conformist ideas.
The athlete, Flat Land, was chosen to perform this vertiginous descent through the various levels of the exhibition space at the Papesse Palace. His performance stirs up disconcerting emotions in the public as they stand in the various floors of the Gallery, watching him hurtle by.


© Robert Pettena 2018