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Somebody Else's Car |2005 | Slide projection | 20 pieces photo series

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Somebody Else's Car |2005 | Slide projection | 20 pieces photo series

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Somebody Else's Car

In Somebody Else's Car, Ogut transforms two found cars using readymade paper cut outs. Without requesting the owners' permission he clads the first all in yellow and with the final addition of a boxed sign on the roof, the car adopts its new identity as a standard Istanbul taxi. On the flanks of the second car he applies graphics and on the roof a blue, white and red emergency siren and again, with remarkable dexterity and finesse, the originally plain white car is transformed into a police car. Ogut accomplishes each makeover as if performing an act of vandalism and yet his actions result in no more damage than the owners confusion and likely amazement on returning to their vehicles.

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Installation view from Index | Stocholm

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