Olafur Eliasson; Your mobile expectations: BMW H2R project, 2007; View at Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin, 2007; BMW H2R chassis, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, ice, and cooling unit; Courtesy the artist; © 2007 Olafur Eliasson; Photo: Studio Olafur Eliasson
Olafur Eliasson has created a new work of art as part of a long-running art car program sponsored by BMW. His work transforms BMW's H2R hydrogen-powered race car, shrouding the alternative-fuel vehicle in a new skin of steel mesh, mirror-coated stainless steel, and many layers of ice to focus our attention on the relation between car design and global warming. This exhibition features the frozen vehicle, titled Your mobile expectations: BMW H2R project, in its first public and sole U.S. presentation, in conjunction with the Eliasson survey exhibition. The vehicle is accompanied by a suite of photographs and a short film focusing on a series of workshops in the artist's studio.
This exhibition is organized by SFMOMA and generously supported by BMW. Renewable geothermal energy is provided by Constellation NewEnergy. Media support is provided by Dwell magazine.