Fino’s RS 2 Exhaust Blended-in as a Branch, 2006
wood and metal
194 x 60 x 25 cm l x w x h

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Mother's ruin - dangerous obsessions and the culture of excess
curated by Finola Jones
Petri Ala-Maunus, Margrét H.Blöndal, Nina Canell, Ciaran Murphy, David Sherry, Alan Phelan, Garrett Phelan
Mother’s Tankstation
, Dublin
6 April - 13 May 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

destroy all messages, 2006
toner on paper


Fino is the on-line nickname of a modified car enthusiast who donated a disused high performance exhaust system for this piece. He responded to a request for exhaust parts posted by the artist on a bulletin board/web site www.manic-motorz.com. The website is a communication forum for car enthusiasts, many of whom dislike the term ‘boy racer’ as it is mainly used by alarmist tabloid media who see them as perfect examples of anti-social and generally reckless behaviour. Much of their activities involve the modification and display of cars and not covert road racing as many assume, although this does indeed occur.