Monday 24 September 2007

Olafur Eliasson: The Antimatter Driving Machine

A strangely fascinating new installation by contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson made its way into San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art. It's a project he's undertaken as a cooperative effort with BMW's Art Car program. Essentially, the artist has re-envisioned BMW's H2R race car in such a manner as to signify the fraught relationship between global warming and the automotive industry. It's as though he's turned the roadster into something of a technological glacier.

Encased in a room-size freezer in the Museum's architecture and design galleries,
and all the energy required to keep a 9600-cubic-foot refigerator running at 14º F 24 hours a day for six months comes not from fossil fuels, but from a field of environmentally benign geysers and underground geothermal energy sources, 72 miles north of San Francisco–a very Icelandic gesture.

The Exhibition runs through to January 13, 2008, see the video.

Source: Goodmagazine
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