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Old 06-21-05, 12:27 PM
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Stockholm bike theft (art)video

Found this via Metafilter and thought it was groovy. [fyi: Shockwave Flash movie]

The article written about it is in Swedish, but the MeFi page gives a bit of the content.

I don't think I would ever do that to a bike, but since someone did, I guess I can appreciate it for the novelty and beauty.
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skitbraviking - we need your translation abilities!
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skitbraviking - we need your translation abilities!
whatcha need translated? it's called 'lifecycle' ( ) and he music is 'winter' from vivaldi's 'four seasons'.
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Actually one of the two BIG newspapers in Sweden (Dagens Nyheter, in english: Daily News) did a test to see how fast a bike is dismantled if it is abandoned. All over Stockholm you can see more or less dismantled abandoned bikes. This bike they put out in september, it survived the winter but when the spring came it went quite fast. It all ended in the middle of june when the police came and took the frame away.
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i didnt think it was beautiful at all. If it was suppose to be 'artful' in a sense, I think it failed. I actually thought it was boring.
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yeah, that was pretty boring.
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The point is that they made a experiment to check out a common phenomena in Stockholm... dismantled abandoned bikes.
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I'm sorry that you are easily bored

I like the rock-and-roll but can easily groove with the slow shuffle. It's called flexibility. This thing is also a photographic representation of an experiment that I found unique and intriguing. Go back to your MTV.
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I watched a bike get dismantled "bit by piece" up the street here, I wish I'd taken pics of the progress, and then put it on the 'net accompanied by some nite Holst's The Planets played by Tomita...

I'm so lazy! It was fun watching the bike gradually get taken apart over a period of weeks though....
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Originally Posted by dolface
whatcha need translated? it's called 'lifecycle' ( ) and he music is 'winter' from vivaldi's 'four seasons'.
There was once a bicycle....

I never learned Swedish, but know Norwegian quite well- the similarities are amazing (well- actually, they are practically the same language- just don't tell a Swede or Norwegian that).

Typical funky scandanavian commuter bike...
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Originally Posted by dolface
whatcha need translated? it's called 'lifecycle' ( ) and he music is 'winter' from vivaldi's 'four seasons'.
see the part about the article mentioned in the first post.
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Why would you put a brand new bike out like that for a test. That's a arrestable offence.
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Originally Posted by filtersweep
I never learned Swedish, but know Norwegian quite well- the similarities are amazing (well- actually, they are practically the same language- just don't tell a Swede or Norwegian that).
Bah, all those northern European languages look and sound like German. Nobody will admit it though.
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abandoned bikes gets dismantled quickly in any major city. Actually they don't even have to be abandoned, just locked up. Wasn't there a book of photos of just locked up bikes in various stages of "decomposition"?
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I like it.
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