The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. This ancient Chinese proverb is used to present our lives as starting by every step we’ve ever taken. However, in Amsterdam, it is not an exaggeration to say that except for indoor activities, people's bottoms always sit in the bicycle saddle. Therefore, for most of the residents in this city, a thousand miles starts with a bike.

It’s a project about visual observation and investigation by using the poetry rolling angle, representing over 20 people’s lives in the Netherlands. More than that, Biyi depicts her interaction with the environment and everyday objects via travelling and documenting.


Life is like riding a bicycle to keep your balance, you must keep moving.      
                                                                                  — Albert Einstein

I feel I ride therefore I am. To keep moving every day and becoming a cyclist, I travel and observe the environment through the alley, and the wheels of bike keep rolling her eyes through the everyday sunset and dusk. During the journey we use eyes to look, to see, to observe, marvellously the wheels also use her rolling rhyme zooming into the civilisation of mirage. What kind magical sense can they see from the human? Is wheels could exist indecently without human perception? However, I still keen to search and try exploring and all of them basic on the way (wheel) of seeing. Experimenting and imaging with the rolling view which from the single wheel, those giddy feeling refresh my understanding in my everyday lives: most of the time our expression in the normality of lives is dizzy.



Video; 1920 × 1080 mm | color | 2016 | Amsterdam