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BikeTAG Play Test: Colour Keepers is officially a huge success

Posted on Tue 28 May 2013
Man on illuminated bike

A big thank you to all the players and organisers who helped make BikeTAG Play Test: Colour Keepers by artists Tine Bech, Bang & Lee and Julian Sykes a resounding success. You can check out the pictures and tweets from the teams who played this brilliant new street game played on bikes that lit up Bristol’s Enterprise Zone.

The game ran at dusk on Sat 18 and Sun 19 May and was used as a public Play Test to gather feedback from players. This was the very first game created using the BikeTAG system, and the very first time it was played with a full line-up of participants.

Bikes and riders standing together in a group

Part exploration, part battle, part collaboration, part art experience, Colour Keepers was a chance to play on bikes in the city, set colours free and co-create light trails using the BikeTAG light system. With five colours to set free, players explored the Zone as they battled to win.

Here’s a taste of what the artists and participants said of the experience...

Tine Bech (Artist)

Big thanks to all the #colourkeepers players at #BikeTAG this weekend. It was amazing to see you bring colour back into the world

 Gavin Jackson (Player)

Thank you for giving me memories and photos that will always put a smile on my face #colourkeepers #bam

 Laura Howe (Player)

That was really good fun! #colourkeepers

Check out more comments and visuals from the play test sessions here. We look forward to BikeTAG lighting up other cities in the near future.

BikeTAG Play Test: Colour Keepers was supported by the British Council and was part of a series of Bristol Temple Quarter commissions coordinated by Watershed, Knowle West Media Centre and MAYK, with support from Bristol City Council and Arts Council England. The commissions pop up, excite and re-invent perceptions and potentials.