Inside Out

Dan Devine

October 21st, 2011 - June 18th, 2012
125 Maiden Lane - New York, New York

How to Turn Your Car Inside Out

by Dan Devine

Assemble your tools in an orderly fashion near your car.

Be sure to have a pile of clean rags at your disposal.

Start by removing the battery to inactivate all systems.

Remove all fluids.

Use your Saws-All with a fine toothed metal blade. There are other tools you can use in addition, such as an angle- grinder with cut—off blade, snips hammer and chisel, and a cutting torch, but you will find the Saws-All can perform almost all the procedures.

Now you just cut your car apart.

Some may want to first mark their intended cuts beforehand and others will stat right in, relying on intuition. I prefer the spontaneous approach. Look out for falling or sharp objects.

Now that you have cut your car into pieces, carefully lay them out in a large open space with room for walking between.

Take each individual piece and clean it. This producer must be done with great care so you will gain a fuller understanding of where the pieces came from and where you will put them upon re-assembly.

After you have cleaned all the parts you can start the long process of turning your car inside-out.

Remember the insides of objects are smaller than the outsides.

The re-assembly will require some cutting, bending, and welding. Use our own judgment in shaping your inside-out car.

You will need to make new upholstery and carpets.

A hint for operating your inside-out car: Bear in mind that every operation produces a reversed effect. You must turn left to go right, forward is backward.

Inside Out is curated by Elisabeth Akkerman and is sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings Program. TEI is committed to enriching the experience of our properties through the Art-in-Buildings Program, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.