Watching Iconic Sports Cars Explode Is Less Heartbreaking Than Imagined

It’s actually kind of nice.

By The Editors

 
Watching Iconic Sports Cars Explode Is Less Heartbreaking Than Imagined
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26 April 2016

“I felt like destroying something beautiful.”

Tyler Durden was talking about Jared Leto’s face.

But we feel it’s an equally effective epigram for Disintegrating II, a new video exhibit by Swiss artist Fabian Oefner in which a succession of supercars — an Auto Union Type C, Maserati 250F, Ford GT40, Bugatti 57 SC and Porsche 956 — explode into a million little pieces.

Before you start weeping, don’t worry: it’s all an illusion.

“What you see in these images, is a moment that never existed in real life,” explains Oefner of the piece, which is currently on display at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery Dubai. “What looks like a car falling apart is in fact a moment in time that has been created artificially by blending over 2,000 individual images together.”

If you like art, iconic sports cars and explodey stuff, you have five minutes to see how he did it. Here's a couple other stills from the project:

All images via Fabian Oefner

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