In continuation with Alex Chinneck’s other public installations, that drew a great deal of attention in the past which included a floating building at Covent Garden and a melting house in Southwark, this illusionary artwork which Alex Chinneck displayed along with Vauxhall Motors is of a new model of the Vauxhall Corsa. The one tonne car is suspended 15 feet in the air from a strip of tarmac and titled ‘Pick yourself up and pull yourself together’.
To draw attention to lack of parking space, Alex has worked along with Vauxhall Motors for this piece of art. Vauxhall gave Alex utmost freedom to express himself through his works, which has resulted in this gravity defying upside down Vauxhall Corsa. The car will be on display till Wednesday 25th February 2015.
Alex worked tirelessly with carpenters, steel benders, structural engineers and meta workers to create this structure so it could be installed overnight. Vauxhall Motors along with documentary director Chris Tubbs has created a film showing how the project developed and was installed.
The fourth generation Vauxhall Corsa was launched earlier this year and is the company’s most popular supermini. A popular model in the UK, the new Corsa is powered by a new 1.0 liter three cylinder engine offering either 89 bhp or 113 bhp power. It rivals both the Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta and to add to its appeal, the company has slashed prices by upto £3,000 over the outgoing model. Vauxhall Corsa starts at £8,995 and is offered in both three and five door variants.