BMW Kinetic Sculpture07.11.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Andrea Tumino
Tags: ART+COM, Automotive, BMW Kinetic Sculpture, BMW Welt, Sculpture
Part of the 125 exhibits packed inside the newly-renovated BMW Welt in Munich, Germany is a kinetic sculpture by ART+COM, a Berlin-based interactive media company. This project uses 714 metal balls that are individually suspended by barely visible strings, creating a weightless mass. Each ball lowers and retracts independently that allows them to approximate any form.
In celebration of BMW’s 90-year history, the installation moves through a cycle of classic to contemporary BMW body styles. In between cars, the balls dance and flow to show their versatility.