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Trackside '85

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Ass Saver's photo exhibition Trackside '85 is making it's final tour stop at Look mum no hands! Mare Street opening on Thursday 16th October.


The show depicts a cyclists relentless grind, lap after lap on the velodrome, while the crowd’s attention slowly turns from bikes to beer. Inside the track the cyclists are reduced to satellites orbiting the microcosm of the this inner livelihood where dreams of honour and glory, hopes for romance, and escaping from the daily grind subsist as the riders relentlessly push on in the slowly thickening cigarette smoke of the arena. The parallel between this scene and Berlin – a city in exile with it’s citizens trying to maintain a life of normality within the wall – is palpable. And in the midst of it all is a young Swedish photographer, floating from scene to scene and capturing the action both on and off the track in Berlin, 1985.

About The Photographer
Staffan Jofjell is a photographer with 40 years of experience in reportage photography, documentary filming, and art projects. He has exhibited in Finland, Turkey, Albania and Bosnia among several other countries and is still seeking new challenges through the lens. His photographs typically explore the non-obvious and his ability to get involved and communicate a presence has been widely recognized. Staffan lives and works in Värmland, Sweden

Exhibition Dates
16 October – 6 November

Exhibition Opening
16 October, 6:00pm

Look Mum No Hands
125–127 Mare St
16 October – 6 November

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About Ass Savers
Ass Savers is a young company hailing from the rainy, wet city of Gothenburg, Sweden. Since 2011, the five designer co-founders have turned their small side project into a rapidly growing brand within the cycling industry and have received numerous awards including Bike Minimalism's Product of the Year 2012 and being chosen as Finalists at ISPO Brand New 2014.


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