Burnt Car Installation (2017)

Fausto Brusamolino car inside Engine night.JPG

For Shadow Places I have installed a micro controller and a car battery inside an abandoned burnt car that was already on site.

A solar charged battery was powering all the lights inside and around the car, and an Arduino board  was controlling bright hi beam lights, that were intermittently turned on or off following a programmed sequence.

Occasionally, the hi beam lights were transmitting a morse code to the outside world.

The overall concept was to attempt to bring this human made object back to life, while inviting the audience to explore the car interiors and surroundings , opening the doors and bonnet to inspect the engine.


Fausto Brusamolino: concept, design, prototyping, software implementation

Michael Petchkovsky: battery and solar panels design.

Brendan Russell: Production & Art Installer Assistant

Based on code written by Rene Christen from Code on Canvas