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The Kinetic Sculpture for the BMW Museum
Credits Media Type: Mechatronical Installation Corporate Name of Client: BMW Group Creative Director: Joachim Sauter Art Directors: Jussi Ängeslevä/Patrick Kochlik/Petra Trefzger Production Company: MKT AG, Olching Producer: Peter Haschkamp Sound Design Company: idee und klang, Basel Sound Designer: Ramon De Marco Designer: Susanne Traeger Programmer: David Siegel/Simon Schießl Project Manager: Gert Monath
Basic description of the project: The Kinetic Sculpture is a metaphorical translation of the form-finding process in design. The installation consists of 714 metal spheres hanging from thin steel wires attached to individually-controlled stepper motors. Covering a six-square-metre area, the spheres animate a seven-minute long mechatronic narrative, creating a representation of the form-finding process in different variations. Moving chaotically at first, the sculpture evolves through several competing forms and eventually resolves into a final shape whose profile hints at one of many well-known, historic and current, BMW automobiles.