Deconstructing Systems: a Car

Exhibition and program, July 15 - July 24

This summer artists Olivier Oosterbaan and Victor Engbers will completely take apart a functioning Fiat Panda in 10 days. By deconstructing the car in a public space rather than in a garage, they want to trigger an open discussion about the possibilities of dissecting complex objects. Revolving around the challenge of taking apart the car without any expertise in mechanics, there will be a supporting program, ranging from film screenings to philosophical debates and talks with experts in taking things apart.

Opening July 15th 16:00
Facebook event / Free entrance


Miniature Fiat Panda - A miniature Fiat Panda, exemplary of the life-size one Olivier en Victor are going to deconstruct. Olivier Oosterbaan, Victor Engbers


The opening will take place on Friday 15 Juli 16:00 at Mediamatic's Sluisdeurenloods.
You can visit the performance and growing exhibition of parts, daily from 08:00 - 18:00.

Scroll down for more information about the additional program or visit: or the facebook event.

Additional program

Friday 15 Juli - 16:00: Opening and drinks + The exploded view.

Author Dirk van Weelden reacts to Engbers' and Oosterbaan's action of dismantling a functional Fiat Panda in a public space in 10 days. Facebook event

Saturday 16 July - 21:00: The Cars That Ate Paris

Film programmer Massimo Benvegnú presents this movie by Peter Weir.

Monday 18 July - 18:00: Craftmanship

Discussion with master butcher Arend ten Wolde (Uw Meesterslager, Slagerij de Wit) about the value of craftsmanship, tradition and innovation.

Wednesday 20 July - 20:00: Transgression: new domains and new knowledge.

Discussion with philosopher Adriano Habed (researcher at Utrecht University) about the social and anthropological dimension of this work.

Thursday 21 July - 20:00: Objects as identification and desire/ mythology of the car.

Image screening by Volkskrant journalist Joost Pollmann.

Friday 22 July - 21:00: Czech Dream & Pasolini’s Teorema.

Film programmer Jeffrey Babcock will present his picks for two movies that are about dealing with systems.

Sunday 24 Juli - 16:00: Finissage

Closing Drinks and presentation of the publication by Klara van Duijkeren and Vincent Schipper (Print the Future) about the unmaking of a car. Facebook event

Deconstructing Systems: A Car
Exhibition and program
16 - 24 July, 08:00 - 18:00
During the event you can grab a bite at Mediamatic ETEN.

Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam
Facebook event

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