Automorphosis by Harrod Blank (2009)
What if you could morph your car into a mobile work of art, and drive it down the road for all to see? What would it look like? What would the world think of you? How would you be changed?
Harrod Blank’s third film about art cars, Automorphosis, looks into the minds and hearts of a delightful collection of eccentrics, visionaries, and just plain folks who have transformed their autos into artworks.
On a humorous and touching journey, we discover what drives the creative process for these unconventional characters. And in the end, we find that an art car has the power to change us — to alter our view of our increasingly homogeneous world.
Subjects featured include: Harrod Blank and his Camera Van; World-renowned spoon bender Uri Geller and his fork-and-spoon-covered “Peace Car”; Howard Davis’s “Telephone Car” an obsession-driven telephone collection; & Leonard Knight, a religious folk artist who’s painted his vehicles as well as most of an entire mountain in the desert as a testament to his faith.
Weaving his own tale amidst the others, Blank, as narrator, is the glue that binds these vibrant portraits.
Produced, Directed, Written, Filmed and Edited by Harrod Blank
Includes bonus film, Driving The Dream