14 February 2011

Modern Façades Today, Now #002


Damage fetishism


You wouldn’t believe how hard it was for me to take this picture, a lady barged in front of me as I was pulling my camera out, ordering me to step aside because she was late to her yoga class at Fitness Company in Schönhauser Arkaden and needed to lock her bike up right there and at that instant. Then it occured to me how this panel of glass facia had probably gotten busted in the first place, so I had to both curse and thank her for her idiocy. After a frustrated, slightly violent and futile attempt to wrestle her supermarket brand bike from the steel pole it was U-locked to, I came to my senses and just laid it on the ground so I could get on with my business.

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