ON THE LANDWAY TO NEW YORK
Auf dem Landweg nach New York
4 Ural-Motorräder – 43 000 Kilometer – 972 Breakdowns
Welcome to our sidecar! Get ready to be steered on the rickety, squeaking, creaking Russian motorcycles…! With this extensive retelling of the leavinghomefunktion journey, we will take you through Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Far East of Russia, across Alaska and Canada all the way to New York!
Be aware of the endless spectacle of mechanical, physical and bureaucratical breakdowns! It may sound absurd but we can assure you that it’s only due to the breakdown theater that we get to meet the most unexpected people across the globe…and it’s with their help that we are able to move forward towards the remotest corners of the world!
To be genuinely prepared for reading this book we recommend that you brush your teeth with a mixture of toothpaste and sand to get a taste of the Kazakh steppe. Throw your navigation system out the window because soon there will be no more roads. Take an ice-cold shower straight from your neighbor’s garden hose to get an idea of floating 1600 kilometers down the tameless Kolyma River towards the Arctic Ocean.
“leavinghomefunktion – Auf dem Landweg nach New York” is ready for your German-speaking bookshelf – English and Russian will follow! ;)
- Language: German
- High-quality textile cover with screen print
- plenty of ink drawings and graphics
- 240 colored photographs, 171 in large scale
- Dimensions: 30.5×24.6 240
- Pages: 400
A group of young artists hit the road with old Simson mopeds. Starting from Halle (Germany), the direction is India. This book speaks of profound emotions, of freedom and adventure. Through diary notes, photos and drawings, the authors encourage the reader by providing them an incentive to break free into adventure.
The top priority is to remain creative and to attempt something new, to take risks and not to be afraid of challenges. Likewise, it is our wish to a visit a place, to experience it first-hand, and to find a way to process the documentation material without putting stereotypes under the spotlight. In this case it seems more appropriate to follow the principles of journalism. The content will be summarized in both analog and digital form through drawings, text and photography so that it produces in the reader a comprehensive image. The main objective of this book is to encourage people to re-evaluate and broaden their point of view.