On the occasion of Art Basel in Miami Beach 2022 Superblue and BMW i present Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: “Pulse Topology”. 3,000 lightbulbs to create an immersive chorus of heartbeats.

Munich/Miami Beach- October 25, 2022... On the occasion of Art Basel in Miami Beach 2022 Superblueand BMW i will present Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s immersive installation “Pulse Topology”. This collaboration invites visitors to enjoy the poetry of a human-centric approach to technological innovations and can be experienced at Superblue’s space in Allapattah, Miami from November 2022 - August 2023. The exhibition will be complemented by a special art environment inside the BMW i7 by Lozano-Hemmer from November 28 - December 4.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Superblue and BMW i share a vision to create forward looking experiences that look towards a sustainable future where art and technology can create human experiences for retreat, joy and social connection. A foremost principle for BMW i is creating a new understanding of luxury into an era that will be shaped by groundbreaking innovations in the fields of sustainability and digitalization. Central to this reinterpretation is the BMW i7 which has inspired the collaboration.

“Pulse Topology” in Miami Beach will be composed of 3,000 lightbulbs suspended at different heights, creating a series of crests and valleys – an intimate landscape that visitors are invited to traverse. Each lightbulb glimmers to the pulse of a previous participant. Custom-made pulse sensors record visitors’ new heartbeats; when a participant interacts with the installation, their pulse is added to the canopy of recordings above them, replacing the oldest recording. Forming a platform for self-representation, in “Pulse Topology” individual heartbeats come together to create an immersive chorus of light and sound.

Inspired by conversations with BMW engineers and designers, Lozano-Hemmer and his studio will use the same technology as in “Pulse Topology” to activate the BMW i7’s interior with a visitor’s heartbeat tangible in light, sound and graphics. This symbiotic relationship can be seen as an extension of the i7’s use of light to create a meaningful connection with its driver.

Experience Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: “Pulse Topology” and the art environment inside the BMW i7:
November 28 - December 4, 2022
Superblue Miami, 1101 NW 23 Street, Miami, FL 33127, USA
Opening Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 11am-7pm
Friday-Saturday, 10am-8pm
Sunday, 10am-7pm
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: “Pulse Topology” is available for public viewing from November 2022 - August 2023.

BMW i7 xDrive60:
 Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined, WLTP): 19.6 – 18.4; Electric range in km (WLTP): 591 – 625; CO2 emissions: 0 g/km. 

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