Green Horses on the Wall

three green bikes emerge from the wall of Roehampton Library  Three green bikes emerge from the wall of Roehampton Library






Green Horses on the Wall developed from an installation project called Performance Parking (or, how to park your bike so it doesn’t get nicked!), which was commissioned for the Alton Estate, by Wandsworth Arts Festival in 2011, as part of a larger Bicycle Ballet project.

Watching the first bikes being installed above Roehampton Library, a local resident came up laughing that the installations reminded him of a saying in his country, Romania, ‘Green horses on the wall.’ When you see green horses on the wall, you’re dreaming of incredible or impossible ideas as in ‘a pipe dream’ or ‘when pigs might fly’.

The 2012 project will embrace this wonderful notion, with more impossible and improbable, recycled installations around the estate.

As part of the project, performance poet Chris ‘Paradox’ Patterson has been commissioned to create a short spoken word piece about ridiculous ideas and what crazy dreams mean for the local community. Download the poem here:  Green Horses – POEM

The installations went up on 9th May until early Sept around the Alton Estate