What does it mean???

Copyright Keith Kenney, 2012

“It” is a large sculpture on Rustaveli Avenue, one of the most important roads in Tbilisi. The large bicycle is positioned at a high point and it blocks a beautiful view of the city below. Since two sets handlebars go in opposite directions, I assume this bicycle is going nowhere. So what does the bike represent? Is it a symbol of the world, Georgia, Tbilisi, or something else?


About keithrkenney
Keith Kenney is a professor of visual communication at the University of South Carolina. He is living in Tbilisi, Georgia, for a year. This blog is about several topics. "CSJMM-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management in Tbilisi, Georgia. "USC-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. CSJMM and SJMC are recipients of a "Journalism School Partnership" program grant from the US Department of State. The purpose of this $750,000 grant is to improve CSJMM and ensure its sustainability. "Tbilisi, Georgia" is about Susanna Melo and my experiences in Tbilisi. "Columbia, SC" will be about our experiences in our home town--Columbia--when we return home. "Georgia" is about Susanna and my experiences when we travel in Georgia outside of Tbilisi. "United States" is about our experiences traveling in the US. "Films and Photography" is about two documentary films I'm working on in Georgia. One story follows how Adishi handles the rapid tourism that is being developed in Svaneti. The other story follows Tamaz Jalagania, who is a craftsman of swords and guns, an opera singer, and an extraordinary storyteller. "Scholarship" is about my current books, articles, reviews, and grants.

One Response to What does it mean???

  1. Anonymous says:

    This bycicle is going nowhere and it is a symbol of the world, man made civilization, which is going nowhere safe for humanity. Why it found its central stage in Tbilisi? May be we Georgians have to solve this problem and invent the way out of this mass and ride the bycicle to right direction. This is funny, but right now we are very good example of moving nowhere, stuck in hating the unknown, perfect stagnation of tolerance, respect, love for each other…

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