1. Try to find old bike shops by typing “自転車屋” (meaning bicycle shop in Japanese) on Google Map.
2. Look at the shops you found in more details using Google Street View and try to find vintage bikes inside them.
3. If you find any good looking vintage bikes, they should still probably be there since it is likely that they were stocked over decades ago and have not been sold yet.
NEW ROAD MARKINGS is a new type of news media which claims itself to be capable of giving one a better understanding of reality than a traditional headlines based media.
As I previously mentioned in the article Speed Hump Revolution, road markings seem to evolve despite the use of an unchanged form of technology. This means they are a pure indicator of the current level of human perception.
Following newly-laid road markings enables us to have a glimpse of the real condition of the world, as opposed to superficial accidents.
After making this platform, I happened to find Georges Perec’s essay “Approaches to What?” which was originally published in L’Infra-Ordinaire in 1989 and noticed my idea coincided with his view:
Railway trains only begin to exist when they are derailed, and the more passengers that are killed, the more the trains exist. Aeroplanes achieve existence only when they are hijacked. The one and only destiny of motor-cars is to drive into plane trees. Behind the event there has to be a scandal, a fissure, a danger, as if life reveals itself only by way of the spectacular, as if what speaks, what is significant, is always abnormal… How should we take account of, question, describe what happens every day and recurs every day: the banal, the quotidian, the obvious, the common, the ordinary, the infra-ordinary, the background noise, the habitual?
NEW ROAD MARKINGS is my answer to his question.
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