“Gambiocycle” by Fred Paulino, Lucas Mafra

  • ©, Fred Paulino and Lucas Mafra, Gambiocycle



Artist(s) and People Involved:




    Industrial rubbish, electronics, LED displays, lamps, modified toys, sound generators

Artist Statement:

    Gambiocycle is a Mobile Broadcast unit. It is a tricycle containing electronic gear for interactive video projection and digital graffiti in public space. The vehicle is inspired by anonymous ambulant salesmen who ride on wheels through Brazilian cities, mostly selling products or doing political advertisement. Gambiocycle subverts this logic by gathering elements of performance, happening, electronic art, graffiti and “gambiarra” (makeshift, kludge): what it advertises is only a new era of straight democratic dialogue between people who participate in the interventions and their cities.


Other Information:

    Gambiologia is the name of a collective of artists – Fred Paulino, Lucas Mafra and Paulo Henrique ‘Ganso Pessoa’ – who mix this art of improvisation with DIY culture & technology to develop electronic artifacts.


Additional Images:

  • 2012 Paulino Mafra Ganso Gambiologia Project
  • Photo by Nettrice Gaskins (detail) magazine.art21.org



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