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