A Camper Built on a Shopping Cart


Photo: Kevin Cyr


New York-based artist Kevin Cyr is trying to construct a functional camper that's built onto a shopping cart. It's an expression of his fascination with vehicles and an exploration of a simple lifestyle:

It's a functioning sculptural piece that seeks to explore aspects of housing, mobility, and autonomy. It is also largely about self-reliance and making due with less.

I have always been interested in bikes and vehicles and for many years they have been the subject of my paintings. My paintings document odd and derelict vehicles: old delivery trucks inundated with graffiti and rust, well-traveled RVs, Indian rickshaws and Asian bikes.

Throughout the last year, I decided to build my own type of vehicles. On a trip to Beijing, I conceived and built a CAMPER BIKE: an amalgamation of a Chinese 3-wheeled flatbed bike with an American cabover style camper. Interested in building a series of mobile vehicles and inspired by Cormac McCarthy's novel, The Road, I started sketching plans for CAMPER KART: a mobile unit built into a shopping cart—an ubiquitous urban object.


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Yeah, I was wondering about how you can sleep in it as well. I see it has a step in front of the door and the fold-out sections look like there might be enough room to lay down but one would think there's a danger of it tipping over.

If you can't sleep in it, it's not really a camper.
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a) Is it really making DUE? That's weird. That...looks wrong.

b) But you can't sleep in it? Because that's kind of key. I speak as a person who has just returned from four months traveling/camping, and who read The Road during my trip. I am speaking as an erudite homeless apocalyptic person, that is. So where's the utility? I'm over art that points toward the functional without actually being so.

c) hi everybody.
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