Audi collaborates with Fabian Oefner for 10th anniversary of iconic R8 V10 engine
Last week, Audi released a video and Audi Collection poster to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iconic R8 V10 engine.
Audi collaborated with Fabian Oefner, famed artist behind the acclaimed “Disintegrating” series, to portray the V10 engine in its most deconstructed form ever. To create the poster’s image, Oefner photographed each individual piece of a dismantled 2017 R8 and digitally rearranged them into one photograph, effectively creating the “slowest art we’ve ever built.”
In the video, Fabian explains, “The thing that we call reality, what is it after all? That’s what I’m trying to find out. It’s really just a question about what is real. What you actually need to do is imagine this photograph in your mind. It’s not really about cars, it’s really about the moment that never really existed. It’s basically the slowest high-speed photograph ever created.”
Fabian adds, “A lot of people will look at the photograph and say it’s fake and that’s fine but maybe the five percent that look a bit longer and a bit closer, they will see somebody has actually photographed every piece of that car. And as a gift myself to them, see a beautiful photograph, with a beautiful story behind it.”
More information on the updated 2020 Audi R8 and limited edition R8 V10 Decennium recently unveiled at this year’s New York Auto Show can be found here.
Also to celebrate the anniversary of the V10 engine — the Audi R8 V10, made famous by the Marvel superhero Iron Man in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Captain America: Civil War,” will be on display in a similar deconstructed state in the upcoming exhibit “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy” at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles starting May 5, 2019.