Making Piles: Organization Timelapse

This project involves a special challenge: we must thoughtfully combine the equipment necessary for cycling, camping, and skiing, and somehow include and protect a robust photo and video set up. Then, this constellation of small necessaries all needs to fit on a touring bike and be propelled 4,000 kilometers through the Altai Mountains. Our weight goals are nearly impossible to meet, but we start in the same place as all trips: making piles, moving them, and making new piles. This ritual will be familiar to many. A certain portion of what you see in the video won’t actually be coming with us. One-third is removed immediately, and another third will probably find itself eliminated at the eleventh hour. Rugs from Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and Dagestan delineate the explosion and form it along coherent lines.

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