Café Racer - Moto | milano | 2016
a project with Румен Кирилов
The Café Racer - Moto studies is part of a collaboration with Rumen Kirilov, a mechanic, a friend and moto-adict from Bulgaria. The idea started with the simple question of why not? so in a few days we redesigned the basement at the apartment in Milan and we set up a workshop space to transform and repair motorcycles. We started by disassembling the whole motorcycle, ordering new cafe-racer parts and with trial and a lot of error we made it happen.
“But to tear down a factory or to revolt against a government or to avoid repair of a motorcycle because it is a system is to attack effects rather than causes; and as long as the attack is upon effects only, no change is possible. The true system, the real system, is our present construction of systematic thought itself, rationality itself, and if a factory is torn down but the rationality which produced it is left standing, then that rationality will simply produce another factory. If a revolution destroys a systematic government, but the systematic patterns of thought that produced that government are left intact, then those patterns will repeat themselves in the succeeding government. There’s so much talk about the system. And so little understanding.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values