‘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|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Donation. Made in colaboration with Goran Krstic, car designer from Zastava/Yugo Car Factory in Kragujevac, Serbia. 2009, 2009|
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