Automobiles provide passage, escape, and transportation. The 96’ Honda Civic occupies a particular space in the American psyche as the ubiquitous “first car”. It enables a transformation from grounded youth to liberated adult, reinforcing problematic notions of freedom and independence. The simulation of an endless car wash creates an infinitely suspended moment of rest for the object. Presented in a never-ending, never-progressing state, the vehicle is used as a metaphor for the intermediary brackish waters of extended adolescence.