Since opening our doors a little over a year ago, we at The Emporium of Postmodern Activities have endeavored to introduce Deus Ex Machina’s culture of enthusiasm around motorcycling, surfing, fashion, coffee, and art to an ever growing international audience by doing everything in our power to build the most inspiring custom bikes, shape the freshest foam, design the meanest menswear, have an insane amount of fun, and bring everyone along for the ride. This little highlight reel is our way of saying thanks for rolling with us. It’s been an unbelievably incredible adventure so far. Hope you’ll join us for more.
"In his own words, Shinya Kimura is a motorcycle mechanic. To the rest of the world, Shinya is an artist, building kinetic sculptures that are and very labor intensive, one-of-a-kind, and ultimately utilitarian. Raised in Tokyo, he moved to LA about a decade ago to actually escape his growing fame and to quietly go on with his life as a mechanic. Acclaim has annoyingly still followed him. His bikes are tough, perfectly made machines that are thrilling to ride. In this film, Danielle explores briefly why motorcycles and what makes the work compelling for Shinya, and the feeling he gets while riding. The film is a supplement to the third issue of On Paper Magazine."