Power. Status. Independence. These are some of the ideals often associated with the automobile. Does it merely feed those desires in our own pursuit of personal fulfillment, or is it something more?. FREE investigates our perception of the automobile as an object, wiped clean of the representations we project upon it, and asks us to consider the origins of those desires it fulfills so completely.
FREE displays a three-dimensionally generated and photorealistically rendered, full-sized sports / muscle car suspended nose-down; the front end mere inches from the ground. It is rear-projected onto a screen, the scale of which is the same as the actual physical size of the vehicle depicted. An audio component consists of ambient sound resulting from the dramatically stretched recording of a car engine shifting through its gears, thus disembodying the aural as well as visual component of the automobile.