Findnd why Daniel Arsham destroyed a Porsche 911
We already talked about how the work of NY artist Daniel Arsham brings that collision into architecture, performance, and sculpture, highlighting the curiosity of design.
Now, it's time to show you this Art Car based on a 911 Carrera 4S created by the artist in partnership with Porsche engineers from Germany (plus the Porsche hot-shots, who offered him a brand new car) and designer store Selfridges.
Arsham explores reality and fiction, as well as destruction and creation, with his apocalyptic creations ― and for this artwork, he imagined a very specific scenario: we're living in 3020 and the world has, obviously, changed. Many of the car’s standard body panels were replaced with new areas of crystal. Arsham uses a crystal erosion technique to achieve the finish, while the rest of the sports car’s exterior is finished in white and the interior in full green suede. Contextualizing better: Arsham is also fascinated by the idea of volcanic eruptions and how objects would look like if they were uncovered years after being swallowed up by burning lava and his obsession it shows.
“As many of you know, my work has often involved the decay and erosion of these objects, and kind of projecting them into the future. I’ve done a number of cars, but this is the first one I’ve created which is actually a functional, drivable car,” Arsham said in an interview.
Vice president of public relations and press for Porsche in China, Jojo Tang added in an interview: “The 911 art car presents what it looked like when it was discovered in 3020. After thousands of years, although many parts of the car body were damaged by erosion, it was still able to drive with undiminished performance. This fits perfectly with the 911’s identity as a Timeless Machine, both for design and performance,”
The idea is that it took massive damage to the exterior body but remains as elegant, timeless, and enduring in the suede leather interior as the day it left the factory. The result is a weird yet eye-catching appearance both inside and out.
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