List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

2008 – BMW Kinetic Sculpture


The Kinetic Sculpture is a metaphorical translation of the process of form-finding in art and design.
714 metal spheres, hanging from thin steel wires attached to individually-controlled stepper motors and covering the area of six square meters, animate a seven minute long mechatronic narrative. In the beginning, moving chaotically, then evolving to several competing forms that eventually resolve to the finished object, the kinetic sculpture creates an artistic visualisation of the process of form-finding in different variations.

Source: Art+Com. Kinetic Scultpture (2008)

Added by: Yvonne Jansen. Category: Enabling technology  Tags: 3D, data sculpture, self-actuated