Wallpaper steers us to BMW’s latest Art Car exhibition. Called Transparent Speed, the exhibit was designed by Jun Aoki and features an interesting take on the visualization of speed. According to Aoki,

‘It’s not an ordinary environment where cars are moving and you can feel the airflow… I wanted people to feel movement while seeing the art cars on display to feel the air in the gallery space moving, and feel resistance’.

To accomplish this, Aoki hung 10,000 clear plastic pipes of varying lengths from the ceiling providing a tangible presence for the air in the room. The end result bears a strong resemblance to the images produced by aerodynamicists while studying airflow. While unintentional, this is an interesting example of a scientific tool being used in an artistic context to evoke a visceral reaction.

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