Frieze London, 2018
Project website: closed-core.com
Sam Lewitt’s practice investigates the circulation of information and matter, opening up operatively closed systems and institutional structures in the process. Entitled CORE (the “Work”), Lewitt’s new commission for BMW Open Work focuses on motor engineering and technology, to conceptually and physically explore the production cycle of a BMW engine. Spurred by the artist’s dialogue with BMW engine specialists, CORE uses physical materials and manufacturing techniques from engineering, to re-imagine the engine manufacturing cycle as an engine in itself. In the process CORE engages with the structure of the commissioning system itself, by addressing relations of symbolic and material exchange within the work’s form.