Bright and Interactive Exhibition at Miami Art Week 2022
after that previous exit In Switzerland at Design Miami/ Basel 2022, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer‘Impact Topology’ is coming Miami Art Week with longstanding Art Basel partner BMW I. The immersive installation consists of three thousand hanging lights that together form an undulating new landscape within the majestic gallery space of Superblue Miami. Visitors are invited to engage with the interactive artwork, in which bespoke heart rate sensors translate an individual’s heartbeat into a glowing and pulsating state. light show.
The artist’s interactive pulse therapy will be on full display for the first time. electric The BMW i7 sedan, which will be on display until 4 December 2022 with the installation. While the installation itself was unveiled on 17 November 2022 for Art Basel’s 20th anniversary, ‘Pulse Topology’ will be on display at Superblue Miami until August 2023.
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rafael lozano-hemmer and bmw envision a sustainable future
The ‘Impact Topology’ stems from a shared vision. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and BMW I The installation of a sustainable future, together with the interactive interiors of the electric BMW i7 sedan, demonstrates how art and technology can come together to create human experiences and social connection. This effort carries forward one of the most important principles of BMW i, which is to create a contemporary sense of luxury for this new era shaped by sustainability and digitalisation.
‘BMW has collaborated with some of the world’s most creative and inspiring artists over the past 50 years.,’ Marcus Casey, vice president of marketing for BMW North America. ‘Beyond being a way to showcase our brand, these interactions are an opportunity to engage with new audiences in a unique way..’
‘We are excited to work with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Superblue Miami to present an artistic extension of the Pulse Topology in the all-new BMW i7 during Art Basel in Miami Beach this year..’
custom-made heart rate sensors record a person’s heartbeat
turning invisible heartbeats into a tangible landscape
‘Pulse Topology’ becomes a platform for self-representation, translating individual heartbeats into a symphony of light and sound. The intimate and inner experience of one’s heartbeat becomes an immersive and tangible landscape for all to feel.
‘Superblue is excited to continue our collaboration with BMW i to bring Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse Topology to Miami as part of our Suspension Programme. Lozano-Hemmer’s fascination with the relationship between art and technology to create a sustainable future for discovery and community engagement is thoughtfully reflected in this exhibition.,’ Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst, Co-Founder and CEO of Superblue notes.
‘By visualizing the invisible, the human heartbeat, participants can only see something that can be felt, creating a moment of social connection that is intimately human..’
When a visitor interacts with the installation, his pulse is added to the canopy of the overhead recordings. a landscape of peaks and valleys is formed by a field of hanging lights