This is a brief video sketch that relates several stories from within the biker community in Arlington Texas circa 1978-79. It focuses primarily on the role of motorcycles within the culture. The piece features the machines, depicting their influence as a catalyst for important events within the member's lives. It is derived from a body of work that uses archive and interview as a basis for the exploration of memory, narrative and history.
- Year Created: 2012
- Submitted to ArtBase: Friday Feb 3rd, 2012
- Original Url: http://vimeo.com/32231073
- srtee1551, primary creator
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My work is based on common information sharing and the mediated interpretation of events. I am particularly interested in cultural and institutional elements that function as substrate for social organization and the way these elements are distributed as codes to foster specific narratives. I try to purge these narratives by exposing the code’s function and make-up. Offering particular case studies, my work calls out the tenuous and tentative nature of power and knowledge, directing attention to the structures beneath, and providing recourse to the privation of sanction by asserting the value of odd perspective and operative story-telling.