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Hubert Dobler's avatar Hubert Dobler

Abstraction at the intersection of technology and art, my work uses chaos and masculine tools, such as motorcycles, chainsaws and concrete drums, recording the marks these machines generate when allowed to exist outside their traditional use. By taking apart and rearranging objects out of context, I examine the emotional and visceral ties that the viewer may experience when machines operate with unrestrained abandon. Roaring, bucking and crashing, my machines highlight the power and energy trapped inside everyday technology. I expose the raw power and free spirit inherent in engines and motors. ROUNDABOUT2 is an exploration of kinetic Objects. Two motorcycles are “tied” together and circle each other. Like caged animals, the bikes are on display, performing their trick on repeat. Madly spinning, the throttles are wide open and the bikes release all of their stored energy moving freely in a space creating burned rubber marks.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: Steel
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: variable