“It isn’t a moralist manifesto, or a radical denunciation. Retrofitting is an allegory to the sense of negativity that flits between necessity and survival. Unlike the beautifying / stultifying impetus of tuning, in which young people spend all their energy on purchasing extras, Miguel Palma will transform a 1972 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow… into an ordinary automobile, stripped of its luxury trappings.
This is an anti-necessity. It’s a form of blasphemy, for some.”
Miguel von Hafe Pérez, Retrothinking
With photos by Luís Silva Campos, this customized catalog documents the construction and presentation of Retrofitting, built at DST Group and exhibited on May 10th, 2014 at Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga.