Golden Years

ZWN Lerarenopleiding Delft 1984

A transparency image of an American automobile is projected onto a blank life–size, cut-out. Monitors replace the moving parts (rotating wheels), and the artist, with her hair blowing in the wind, can be seen on the monitor’s screens. The whirr of the engine and the surrounding traffic, along with David Bowie’s ‘Golden Years’, form the background sounds. As in a dream, when the light is switched on, the projection and the monitor images suddenly stop... everything appears to have been an illusion, and all that remains is a white, 6.80 metre cut-out of an American car.

Dim. 7 x 1,5 x 0,006 m
Hardboard, three monitors, slide projector


Commissioner: Bert van der Lingen, Nederlandse ambassadeur in Litouwen, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, Den Haag
Production: Yens & Yens en CM3 custom-made
Construction: Bussel Engineering
Photography: Andries de Marez Oyens