VERDE MARE
Early 2013 Roland bought in Turin (Italy) a car of the model Fiat Panda. The car was a special edition in the color “verde mare” that was first produced in the year 1992. He parked the car in the museums deposit in Genoa where he was invited on an artist residence. During the time period of three month, Roland took apart the entire car to create small packets out of it. While un-mounting the car he invited his friends to visit him in the city for a few days or to spend a weekend in the lovely city. Each visitor took a piece of the Fiat Panda into the train on the way back home to Switzerland. Since never a problem occurred by carry the parts through the customs, the entire car arrived in Zurich. Roland then started to reassemble the car. The chassis got welded together and then carried into the museum where all the interior parts got installed as well. The fully functional Fiat Panda was part of the group exhibition “Talk to the hand” at Helmhaus Zurich.


the owner and the Fiat Panda  

the Fiat Panda in "Verde Mare"   

first, the seats get un-mounted  

...and transported to Switzerland  

as well as the backseat.   

and the taillights leaving Genoa   

in the meantime, the work continued  

changing train with the engine  

gearbox and tank arrive in zurich  

testing the bonnet at the deposit  

the back axle carried to the train  

the Panda chassis cut into pieces  

and carried through Genoa  

chassis part in the Cisalpino train  

Panda roof top and battery   

or the door on the way to the train  

the weels on weels  

the youngest carrier takes the key  

all parts got to Zurich  

welding the chassis back together   

after welding the chassis is.....  

...transported into the museum  

and there built together   

every little part is mounted so....  

..that the entire car works again