Sunday, September 7, 2008

BMW Art Car Exhibition “Transparent Speed”

As the Mori Arts Center Gallery plays host to the latest BMW Art Car Exhibition in Tokyo, architect Jun Aoki brings forth his own interpretations to create an installation titled “Transparent Speed”. Based on anb”idea to have cars floating high up in the sky”, Aoki wanted the designs to revolve around the understanding and experiencing of speed without the usual precursors such as movement and resistance. The ultimate goal was to convey these feelings of air moving within the gallery space. To achieve this effect, 10,000 transparent polycarbonate pipes filled the gallery as they were strung from different heights from the ceiling. Other effects included lighting to re-create a sense of speed alongside the feeling of wind resistance from the pipes. The BMW Art Car Exhibition itself has featured some of the world’s most well-known artists as they feature their creativity on BMWs as their canvas. The project has featured celebrity artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and David Hockney.

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