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Acceleratus was never a strong man. He spent his days working in the office, doing calculations.
In the evenings he was too tired to do anything. He just watched meaningless tv shows about
talking horses, anything that temporarily lifted his spirit.
One day he got a letter. From a lawyer. His great uncle died. He hadn’t seen his uncle for
more than twenty-odd years, but spent quite a few summers there when he was a kid.
Happy memories. His great uncle left him some stuff he had to get.
Acceleratus took a few days of from work and drove 1200 miles to his great uncle’s house.
The lawyer told him he inherited two things. A 1916 board tracker motorcycle and a substantial
sum of money. There was a catch though: Acceleratus had to restore the bike and take ít on a roadtrip
for least two years, or he would not get the money. Rather reluctantly he started restoration
of the board tracker bike. Time passed on, his memories of happy times tinkering with his great uncle
in his shed came back, needless to say his love for the project grew, despite of the busted knuckles
and calusses on his hands. Eventually, after a labour of love for 6 months, he packed the few
belongings he hadn’t sold and went on his epic roadtrip, thanking his great uncle in the sky.
A happy man.
Object 2018 | Copyright © Derek Scholte
Mixed materials, approx. 135 long, 40cm wide and 85cm high.
Materials used: big wire-cutter, antique Frisian skates, pram wheels, 1950ties vacuum cleaner,
leather money lockers from a bank, parts from a magic lantern, flower pot, and so many many little bits…
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