Tom Sachs: Stolen Bikes. An Ethical Discussion + Demonstration | Event Recap

By - November 24th, 2009

Tom Sachs: Stolen Bikes. An Ethical Discussion + Demonstration | Event Recap

This past Friday, artist Tom Sachs rallied New York City to address the problem of bike theft in the city with http://freshnessmag.com/2009/11/18/tom-sachs-stolen-bikes-an-ethical-discussion-demonstration/”>Stolen Bikes. An Ethical Discussion & Demonstration. Other than http://tomsachs.com/biography”>Tom Sachs, the symposium is also led with the help of Sach’s friend and collaborator, filmmaker Casey Neistat. Both men led the audience who gathered at WNW on the lower east side last Friday through two films about stolen bikes. The discussion went on in attempt to pinpoint the line between what’s ethical and what’s not regarding bicycle ownership. And at the symposium, it was established that bike stealing is unethical, but abandoned bikes could “ethically be considered no longer ‘somebody’s bike’ and therefore could be ‘reclaimed’ by methods that might otherwise be considered theft”.   After the discussion indoors, the duo brought the attendees outside and put theory to practice, where the group identified two bikes that were stripped and abandoned but left with usable parts. Those two bikes were promptly reclaimed. Whether you agree with the definition of ethics in terms of bike ownership, check out the pictures and take a look at what the crowd achieved on Friday! http://stages09.com/site/2009/11/23/tom-sachs-casey-neistat-and-the-ethics-of-stolen-bikes/”>via: STAGES

Tom Sachs: Stolen Bikes. An Ethical Discussion + Demonstration | Event Recap

Tom Sachs: Stolen Bikes. An Ethical Discussion + Demonstration | Event Recap

Tom Sachs: Stolen Bikes. An Ethical Discussion + Demonstration | Event Recap

Tom Sachs: Stolen Bikes. An Ethical Discussion + Demonstration | Event Recap

Tom Sachs: Stolen Bikes. An Ethical Discussion + Demonstration | Event Recap

Tom Sachs: Stolen Bikes. An Ethical Discussion + Demonstration | Event Recap

Tom Sachs: Stolen Bikes. An Ethical Discussion + Demonstration | Event Recap

Tom Sachs: Stolen Bikes. An Ethical Discussion + Demonstration | Event Recap

Tom Sachs: Stolen Bikes. An Ethical Discussion + Demonstration | Event Recap

Tom Sachs: Stolen Bikes. An Ethical Discussion + Demonstration | Event Recap

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