Anak Babek , cargo bike for children musicians, Roda Roda Soundsystem Bike Parade, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 2010. Lichen Kelp collaboration with Heri Dono.    

Anak Babek, cargo bike for children musicians, Roda Roda Soundsystem Bike Parade, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 2010. Lichen Kelp collaboration with Heri Dono. 

 

 Tall Bikes, Bike Parade, Yogyakarta, Roda Roda Soundsystem, 2010

Tall Bikes, Bike Parade, Yogyakarta, Roda Roda Soundsystem, 2010

RODA RODA SOUNDSYSTEM

In 2010 Lichen Kelp, Jason Heller, Lucreccia Quintinella and Dylan Martorell formed Roda Roda a community bike art group that worked with local bike enthusiasts in Jogjakarta, Indonesia and which culminated in a 400+ people strong parade through the streets around the Alun Alun.

The Roda Roda crew came together after becoming inspired both by the local arts scene and the Jogjakarta bicycle culture when visiting for the South Project in October 2009.

We put together our skills and created the ultimate disco bike resplendent with speakers car battery powered amp, rainbow hued flags and flowers and multiple tunes from all over the world. We then rode our soundsystem bike along the streets of Jogja.

We realised that there was potential to return and continue this neighbourly conversation and celebratory cultural exchange. Roda Roda Soundsystem are very grateful for the opportunity of working with the local sound, art and bicycle communities.

Roda Roda received funding from Arts Victoria as well as the Australia Indonesia Institute.

  Hair Bike  by Das Butcher, Roda Roda Soundsystem, 2010

Hair Bike by Das Butcher, Roda Roda Soundsystem, 2010

Everyone had smiles from ear to ear as we rode alongside hundreds of fellow bike riders through the streets of Jogja.

 

 Project Co-ordinator extraordinaire; Andry Kurniawan   Thanks to the tall bikes and the low riders, fixies and those who raced around the Alun Alun Selatan!   Special thanks Jogya project coordinator Boy and Lovehatelove (Rolly) to Malik and Tono, Tika and Tim and Raquel and Kristy and the ILMU festival and Marcus and mas Rod Choopah also to Made Bayak and Heri Dono.   Thank you all who joined in and who played at the well attended gig at the wonderful institution that is Survive Garage. Thanks Bayu and crew. Thank you to Memet and Dub Youth and Tawazun and the incredible Dena for the awesome inpromtpu mcing.    

Project Co-ordinator extraordinaire; Andry Kurniawan

Thanks to the tall bikes and the low riders, fixies and those who raced around the Alun Alun Selatan!
Special thanks Jogya project coordinator Boy and Lovehatelove (Rolly) to Malik and Tono, Tika and Tim and Raquel and Kristy and the ILMU festival and Marcus and mas Rod Choopah also to Made Bayak and Heri Dono.
Thank you all who joined in and who played at the well attended gig at the wonderful institution that is Survive Garage. Thanks Bayu and crew. Thank you to Memet and Dub Youth and Tawazun and the incredible Dena for the awesome inpromtpu mcing.

 

Back in Melbourne in 2011, Roda Roda presented Dream Ride a bicycle obstacle course for children to navigate as part of Slow Art Collective's 'The Brunswick Project'. Over three workshops, children were invited to bring their bikes into the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick to decorate and then ride through a course created by Roda Roda and Slow Art.