VENICE///BADASS BOATING AT THE BIENNALE…

June 10, 2007  |  Techno Babble

It's been a minute since we checked in with our favorite Chi-Town native, DZINE, and last nite's debut of his latest art installation consisting of a totally kustom "lowrider" speedboat & bicycle at this year's VENICE BIENNALE seemed like the perfect occasion. Eschewing the traditional venues of the highbrow international art fair, D instead chose to make his statement in the city's most famous place, its intricate maze of canals with a kustom float unlike any other, titled "The Dnipro." Featuring a total of nine TV screens, 22 speakers with lights, eight amps, original 1963 Impala chrome trim and side mirrors, custom bucket seats, ostrich leather interior with religious fabric accents, state-of-the-art Pioneer CD/DJ equipment with Alpine touch screen videos, a laser light show and a smoke machine, all powered by chromed-out Chevy engine with (of course) neon lighting, this little beauty is long on showmanship and short on subtlety. When on land it travels in a matching kustom trailer, which also houses an equally badass matching lowrider trike the artist has constructed to make his travels on land more stylish. Is it bitchin? Sho ‘nuff. Is it art? You be the judge...

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Find Dzine's "The Dnipro" installation at the Ukranian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. If you're lucky (or a lady), you just might get a ride...

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