‘Goran’s Stealth Yugo’ began in 2006 during a residency in Belgrade, Serbia, where Phelan collaborated with Goran Krstiæ, a car designer from the Zastava/Yugo car factory in the city of Kragujevac. The work resembles a stage in the design process, where 3d modelling is used to approximate a structural framework for a new car design. This phase has been rendered in chrome-plated steel, supported by extended twin exhaust pipes, attached to an underwater stabilising base. The effect is both dynamic, as the car turns and points into the sky; as well as disguised, with the framework covered in Phelan’s signature fake pine twigs, drawn from the ‘blend-in’ techniques used in the telecommunications industry to hide mobile phone masts (generally as fake trees).
|Medium||Chrome plated steel, rubber, plastic|
|Dimensions||Object size, 450 x 550 x 550 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Donation. Made in colaboration with Goran Krstic, car designer from Zastava/Yugo Car Factory in Kragujevac, Serbia, 2009|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Alan Phelan studied at Dublin City University and Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. Phelan uses materials including papier-mâché, steel, photography, film and text to engage with ideas from political history and cultural theory to masculinity and modified cars. He has exhibited widely including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Feinkost, Berlin and SKC, Belgrade. Phelan took part in IMMA’s Artists’ Residency Programme in 2008, followed by a solo exhibition in 2009.View Artist
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