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This project resulted from an unprecedented, 18-month long artistic collaboration with the BMW Group and surveys the fabrication, tooling and assembly of the modern era automobile vehicle.
The project focuses solely on BMW’s plant and R&D centres in and around Munich (Germany). However, these images also look beyond the mere referent, representing therefore a point of resistance.
Conceived around the simple premise of ‘slowing down time’, this project undertakes an examination and articulation of the world of flux and flow that we live in, a world defined, haunted and consumed by mobility and transience. Symptomatically titled 00:00.00, this series was produced with long exposures of 5 – 45mins. Photographing with prolonged exposures in a fast moving environment represented a significant challenge, thus requiring a great deal of coordination and support from BMW.
All the images were therefore produced during scheduled (and, at times, unscheduled) production breaks.
00:00.00 represents the final phase of an overarching project that has engaged with environments as varied as hydropower plants (The Time Machine, 2012) and space facilities (The Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite, 2014) and whose main goal has been to examine and re-evaluate our relationship with technology and industry and its impact on our social and cultural consciousness.

Date: January 2017
ISBN: 978-0-9569085-2-0
Dimensions: 270mmx340mm
Pages: 108 (54 colour plates)
Hardback, clothbound spine
Foreword by Peter D. Osborne

About the Author
Edgar Martins is visual artist woking across different media. His work is represented in several high-profile collections, such as those of the V&A, RIBA, the Dallas Museum of Art; MAST , MUDAS, Modern Art Centre Lisbon, MAAT, Fondation Carmignac, amongst others. He has published over 16 books which were met with critical acclaim and exhibited internationally. He was selected to represent Macau (China) at the 54th Venice Biennale.

About the Writer
Peter D. Osborne is the author of Travelling Light, photography, travel and visual culture,Manchester University Press, and of a number of articles, papers and catalogue essays on photography and landscape; art, photography and travel; and on Latin America photography. He is presently working on a book titled, Commemorating the Present – photography and the contemporary cultural condition. He is on the editorial board of the New Zealand art theory journal, Z/X.


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