The right frame is a video recording of my repeatedly and meditatively riding a bike around a cemetery with a camera towards the sky, the left frame is the projection of this video on her sister’s chest which shows visible adaptation to heart failure. The videos are synchronized. My sister had been physically unable to go for a bike ride for many years and is watching the video of the sky, as if she were in movement. The synchronized video loop includes conversation about the difference of our physical capacities and our inability to resolve this, as one of us spends time in and out of hospitals facing terminal illness while the other is easily able to take bike rides. We remind each other of pieces of our childhood, suggesting interdependence of memory and identity as well as a genetic link. This conversation and realization that the she has been and probably will be physically unable to ride a bike again informs the project of the altered tandem bike.
sites: primary video was recorded in Key West, Florida; secondary projection and video was recorded in Kansas City, Missouri