Like Robert Longo, but with cars

typed for your pleasure on 5 March 2008, at 12.47 pm

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Remember Cai Guo-Qiang, that artist bloke that I wrote about last year, with his cadre of Synthetik wolves impacting upon glass panes? Well, he did it again last year with another frozen-moments-as-installation-piece, entitled ‘Inopportune’. Nice!

Ford Tauruses… aren’t normally supposed to do that

The centerpiece of Inopportune, titled Inopportune: Stage 1, features a dazzling array of colored light pulsing from hundreds of long transparent rods. These rods thrust out from nine identical white cars which tumble in an arc through the gallery, suspended in mid-air as if by stop-action. Gradually the viewer perceives that an explosive event is unfolding in nine frozen frames. At the end of the sequence the car lands safely, unaltered, implying a closed and repeatable circuit.
taken from this article

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking at that picture above, and seeing album cover.
Cai Guo-Qiang, you’re building up an impressive CV! We’re going to have to keep an eye on you

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2 have spoken to “Like Robert Longo, but with cars”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    Seems like a screenshot from a Burnout game. But that’s the gamer in me speakering.

  2. Davecat writes:

    Well, that pic in particular certainly has enough bloom — much like Burnout: Paradise…

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