Modern art or just utter claptrap? Check this footage of a classic Honda thrashing about on full throttle
Who said modern art was just a load of nonsense?
THIS IS the latest work of installation art at Jack the Pelican Gallery in Brooklyn, in New York City.
It's a Honda CB550 chained to the ceiling of a warehouse with the throttle stuck open. The work has been made by artist Hubert Dobler, who really should get out a bit more.
No, we don't get it either. But it does remind us of the time our friend Mad Chris tried to jump his MB5 off the roof of an abandoned WWII storage barn near where we lived as kids.
Posted: 17/09/2008 at 11:14
Put some mats around it, more fun than one of those bucking bronco machines in the rednck bars huh?
Posted: 17/09/2008 at 15:30
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Posted: 17/09/2008 at 17:28
Interesting, almost animal. I wonder if the installation itself constituted the work of the artist or if the poorly edited video was the end result. Either way it's nice to see some non-negative motorcycle topic presented to the public. Personally, I would have liked to have been there to watch.
Oh and they should have used a GIXXER.
Posted: 17/09/2008 at 19:19
Posted: 17/09/2008 at 19:47
It's a machine...
Posted: 17/09/2008 at 19:50
Posted: 17/09/2008 at 20:12
Would have been more impressed if he had tried to sit on it for 10 seconds.
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Posted: 17/09/2008 at 23:46
I liked it! Should have been a crappy CB500 though rather than a sweet old 550 four, as said a nasty waste of a bike but as a piece of performance art very interesting.
He's combing the notion of 'free' power (in the technical sense of the bike) and restraint I believe, the bike represents power, the shitty urban architecture and confined space represents restraint.
One of the big hypocrisies inherent in the modern world - in that we simply create the 'illusion' of power/choice for the individual yet constrain his free will and direct it in all manner of directions.
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