rafael lozano-hemmer's glimmering 'pulse topology' arrives in miami with BMW i

rafael lozano-hemmer's glimmering 'pulse topology' arrives in miami with BMW i

the luminous and interactive display at miami art week 2022


After its previous debut in Switzerland at Design Miami/ Basel 2022, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer‘s ‘Pulse Topology’ comes to Miami Art Week together with longstanding Art Basel partner BMW i. The immersive installation comprises three thousand suspended lights, which together form an undulating new landscape within the lofty gallery space of Superblue Miami. Visitors are invited to engage with the interactive artwork, whose custom-made pulse sensors translate an individual’s heartbeat into a glimmering and pulsating light show.


The artist’s interactive pulse treatment will be showcased within the first-ever fully electric BMW i7 sedan, which will be on view alongside the installation until December 4th, 2022. While the installation itself has been unveiled on November 17th, 2022 in time for Art Basel’s 20th anniversary, ‘Pulse Topology’ will be on display in Superblue Miami until August, 2023.

lozano-hemmer pulse topologyimages © Antimodular Studio



rafael lozano-hemmer and bmw i envision a sustainable future


‘Pulse Topology’ results from a shared vision by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and BMW i of a sustainable future. The installation, along with the interactive interiors of the electric BMW i7 sedan, showcases how art and technology can meet to create human experiences and social connection. This endeavor furthers one of the foremost principals of BMW i — to create a contemporary understanding of luxury for this new era shaped by sustainability and digitization.


Over the past 50 years, BMW has collaborated with some of the most creative and inspiring artists in the world,’ says Marcus Casey, Vice President of Marketing, BMW of North America.These engagements are more than just a way to showcase our brand, but an opportunity to authentically engage with new audiences.’


We are thrilled to work with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Superblue Miami to present an artistic extension of Pulse Topology in the all-new BMW i7 during Art Basel in Miami Beach this year.’

lozano-hemmer pulse topologycustom-made pulse sensors record the individual’s heartbeat



translating invisible heartbeats into a tangible landscape


‘Pulse Topology’ becomes a platform for self-representation, which translates individual heartbeats into a symphony of light and sound. The intimate and internal experience of one’s heartbeat is transformed into an immersive and tangible landscape for all to feel. 


Superblue is thrilled to continue our collaboration with BMW i in bringing Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse Topology to Miami as part of our Suspension Program. Lozano-Hemmer’s fascination with the relationship between art and technology to create a sustainable future for discovery and community engagement is thoughtfully reflected in this exhibition,’ notes Superblue Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst.


By visualizing the invisible, the human heartbeat, participants are able to see something that can only be felt, creating a moment of social connection that is intimately human.’

lozano-hemmer pulse topology
when a visitor interacts with the installation, their pulse is added to the canopy of recordings overhead lozano-hemmer pulse topologya landscape of crests and valleys are formed by a field of suspended lights


an individual’s heartbeat becomes a tangible symphony of light for all to feel

rafael lozano-hemmer's glimmering 'pulse topology' arrives in miami with BMW ithe all-electric BMW i7 sedan is displayed alongside the installation at Superblue Miami | image © designboom

rafael lozano-hemmer's glimmering 'pulse topology' arrives in miami with BMW ithe technology will be harnessed through light, sound, and graphics inside the first-ever fully-electric BMW i7 sedan


the installation is displayed within Superblue Miami’s lofty gallery space

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