The automobile is an unusual object that imposes its madcap infrastructure on the world, shaping the landscape and the atmosphere as much as our imaginations: it has found its way into the blind spot of our everyday lives. It is the omnipotent, key component of a mobility system that covers the whole planet: today, more than 1.2 billion cars are driving around the World. A private object for personal use that has colonised the public landscape, a car is just a collection of a thousand parts, carrying around its own legends, its own world.
Autofiction is an awkward, often taboo, subjective biography of this object that more than ever before is contributing to the creation of artificial, systematic, massive, all-encompassing environments. This biography of the automobile unearths a number of stories and their ramifications, which sometimes need to be taken apart so that in the future, we might be able to totally rethink mobility.