Thomas Porter’s Splendid Cycles by PORCUAPA
Brooklyn resident William Thomas Porter builds wonderful – and really weird – bikes. “I wouldn’t call them mutants,” he says of his bike caricatures, “because that would make them sound ugly. It’s more like creating this… new splendid form.” We followed him around for a about a year documenting his projects and cajoling him into demonstrating the bikes’ awesomeness in a series of humorous, fast-paced vignettes.
Throughout the short Tom chats with good friend (and sometimes collaborator), Diego Guzman, about how and exactly why he does what he does.
Song List [by request]
‘Over Here’ (Ratata Remix): otsotm.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/10-over-here.mp3
‘Shame on Blue (Wugazi Remix): wugazi.com/
‘Night Clubbing’ – (Iggy Pop): youtube.com/watch?v=G3OaMZojJRg
‘Today Was a Good Day’ (Rahtid! Sound Remix): rahtidsound.com/
‘Bounce’ – Los Rakas: losrakas.bandcamp.com/track/bounce
‘Kampala Truth Work’ (Mos Dub Remix): maxtannone.com/projects/mosdub/
‘Well Well Well’ – Grace Jones: rcrdlbl.com/2011/09/01/download_grace_jones_well_well_well_dub_