Dobler loves to “unleash” the power in his motorcycles, and for this he makes incredible experiments of intricate beauty and emotion.
Situated at the intersection of technology and art, Dobler’s work revolves around chaos and utilizes “masculine tools,” such as motorcycles, chainsaws and concrete drums, recording the traces these machines generate when allowed to exist outside their conventional use. By taking apart and rearranging objects out of context, the artists examines the emotional and visceral ties that the viewer may experience when machines are abandoned and operate in an unrestrained fashion. Roaring, bucking and crashing, his machines highlights the power and energy trapped inside everyday technology, exposing the raw power and free spirit inherent in engines and motors.
ROUNDABOUT2 is an exploration of kinetic Objects. Two motorcycles that are “tied” together 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.
If you were thrilled like us, with this awesome performance, watch the following youtube shorts with less edited versions of the four wheeled monster and other adventures, we believe are even cooler than the more “arty” vimeo short film above!