The 'Time Lapse' Motorcycle
Representing fragility and fatality
Combining sculpture and stripped down framework, Sebastian Errazuriz's customised vintage racing motorcycle is called ''Time Lapse' – a sleek aluminium and steel bike, and a fierce symbol of power and freedom.
The artistic project's core themes are fragility and fatality, an example of which is highlighted by a vibrantly coloured taxidermy bird fitted inside a glass vestibule in the motor of the bike - at the heart of the object, both physically and metaphorically, acting as a symbol of the recognition of death.
The motorcycle was produced by Worth Motorcycle Company and built by NYC Norton. The idea was made possible by the support of motorcycle collector John Magyar, and a portion of the collected profits will be donated back to the Worth Motorcycle Company, a non-profit organisation teaching New York City's 'at-risk' youth the art of vintage motorcycle restoration.
The custom bike is being presented at Art Basel on Miami Beach from December 5-8.