The Danish-Icelandic artist’s interest in the transformation of nature and technology is confirmed in this project that results from two years’ work with BMW.
When, in 2005, the German car manufacturer asked Eliasson to design an “art car”, the artist took the opportunity to go beyond the simple work of art and came up with the BMW H2R, a hydrogen- powered racing car that combines record speed with maximum sustainability. With the installation Your mobile expectations: BMW H2R project at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich (from May 28 to July 20), Eliasson presents the prototype of this four-wheeled gem to the public. But by substituting the outer cladding with two sheets of metal and a fragile layer of ice, he also transforms it into a broader refl ection on the effects of mobility on the environment. E.S.