unicycling as art?

Hey all,

I’ve got an research essay due in English class in two weeks and I’ve got
to prove that unicycling is an art, and as that art, it can be used as a
Christian ministry. Anybody have any comments or want to point me toward
any articles/books/web pages with info on unicycling being an art or
ministry? I’d love to hear what some of you think about it – I’ll quote
you in my essay! Is there an online archive of On One Wheel articles
anywhere (my family only has the last couple years)?

By the way, I go to a little college (200 students) and I love riding my
unicycle around randomly. I get lots of comments and a few students have
even tried to ride it.

Thanks for any help,

Vjera Arnold, one of the Arnold unicyclists

> and I’ve got to prove that unicycling is an art, and as that art, it can
> be used as a Christian ministry.

Dustin Kelm posted this the other day:

> I was recently interviewed by the BGEA. Check out the interview
> and video
in
> the Pop Culture section at their youth web site:

> www.passageway.org/popculture/dustinkelm.asp

Also check out Dustin’s Web site: www.dustin.kelm.com

You can also use a copy of our competition rules to show that unicycling
is an art form. If it were not, we wouldn’t need judges:
www.unicycling.org/usa/rulebook/ http://www.unicycling.org/iuf/rulebook/

Enjoy, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com www.unicycling.com

“Rain, slickrock, and unicycles. Bad combination.” – Tison, a Moab bike
shop employee (who also unicycles and does Trials) advising Brett Bymaster
on a tire purchase for the Slickrock Trail

“This rock is hard.” – Brett Bymaster (who rode every inch of the
“hard” stuff)

Great, that article is perfect.

>You can also use a copy of our competition rules to show that unicycling
>is an art form. If it were not, we wouldn’t need judges:
>www.unicycling.org/usa/rulebook/ http://www.unicycling.org/iuf/rulebook/

I think you would still need judges for only technical skills, right? Even
if it wasn’t an art, judges could still be used to judge how well the
skill was done - nothing to do with art. However, I know that our judges
do judge the artistic talent as well as skill quality.

Vjera Arnold

Vjera Arnold, teen birder Springfield, Oregon Remember, amateurs built the
ark. jodya@efn.org Professionals built the Titanic.

> Dustin Kelm posted this the other day:
>
> > I was recently interviewed by the BGEA. Check out the interview and
video
> in
> > the Pop Culture section at their youth web site:
>
> > www.passageway.org/popculture/dustinkelm.asp
>

Is it just me, or does Dustin look like Michael Jackson in the photo of
him on the two wheeler?

Wayne.

In article <008d01c0d750$2eb456a0$54302fca@pavilion>, jester2@gil.com.au
(Wayne van Wijk) writes:

>
>> Dustin Kelm posted this the other day:
>>
>> > I was recently interviewed by the BGEA. Check out the interview and
>video
>> in
>> > the Pop Culture section at their youth web site:
>>
>> > www.passageway.org/popculture/dustinkelm.asp
>>
>
>Is it just me, or does Dustin look like Michael Jackson in the photo of
>him on the two wheeler?
>
>Wayne.
>

ya know i thought i’d go for the Michael look since the double wheel
action is kind of like doing the “moonwalk.” two things i didnt quite get
right though: i forgot my glove and i dont think Mike has blue hair.

keep on trying, dustin kelm unicycling productions www.dustin.kelm.com

(remove the BICYCLE from the above address to send me your brain waves)

isa 40:29-31

> I think you would still need judges for only technical skills, right?
> Even if it wasn’t an art, judges could still be used to judge how well
> the skill was done - nothing to do with art.

Vjera is right, as in our Standard Skill event we use judges to confirm
that riders have accurately followed their programs, but there is no
creativity involved.

But then she pointed out how Freestyle judges are also in charge of
evaluating style, originality, creativity, and other components that, if
combined well, can make beautiful unicycling art.

Unicycling has been performed as theater, ballet, comedy, and parody,
drama, and many other things. Viewing some videos of Freestyle
competitions should be all it takes to demonstrate the unicycle used as a
paintbrush.

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com

“Rain, slickrock, and unicycles. Bad combination.” – Tison, a Moab bike
shop employee (who also unicycles and does Trials) advising Brett Bymaster
on a tire purchase for the Slickrock Trail

“This rock is hard.” – Brett Bymaster (who rode every inch of the
“hard” stuff)