16:00 - Walk in
17:00 - Talk 'The exploded view' by Dirk van Weelden.
17.30 - Olivier and Victor get to work. Drinks for all.
Deconstructing Systems: A Car
This July artists Olivier Oosterbaan and Victor Engbers will completely take apart a Fiat Panda in 10 days. By deconstructing a car in a public space rather than in a garage, they want to trigger an open discussion about the possibilities of dissecting complex objects and systems.
Dirk van Weelden (author, essayist) reacts to Engbers' and Oosterbaan's action of dismantling a functional Fiat Panda in a public space in 10 days. This slow explosion of the car into discrete parts has ironic, reflective, didactical and critical dimensions. There's a fun part as well, the rush of doing something you do not fully master, and there's even a destructive tinge to it. Van Weelden will try to put it all together for you.
Deconstructing Systems: Opening July 15
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
With financial support from Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.