use a bicycle


Bicycling with a stick , New York 2002

short video extract..

For this video piece - and lets call it fragments - I constructed a 3 meter or so long stick on which I was fixing my camera. This allowed me to be filmiing us from above while riding accross Mid town, in heavy traffic - without really noticiing traffic.

i.e. some basic fooling around - in a city of enamored fools... : vertical views

ps: some see in bicycles Duchamps' bachelor machines - and there might be something to it: the stick, the voyeurism, the ride, the danger, the physicality and erotisism of riding together... or alone

Staring Haruko Okano