Tuesday 27 September 2011

L.A. Artist Chris Burden imagines future traffic flow with Hot Wheels

Chris Burden estimates that every hour 100,000 motor cars circulate through the city of L.A.
and he foresees the end of the free running car which he dynamically demonstrates with his latest art work Metropolis II a kinetic sculpture that took four years to build.

Here is a short documentary video about Chris Burden's work and neatly entertaining at that.

The art work will soon be available to view at Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (LACMA). It includes 1,200 custom-designed cars and 18 lanes; 13 toy trains and tracks; and, dotting the landscape, buildings made of wood block, tiles, Legos and Lincoln Logs.

"Hot Wheels is a brand of die cast toy car, introduced by American toymaker Mattel in 1968. It was the primary competitor of Matchbox until 1996, when Mattel acquired rights to the Matchbox brand from Tyco." (Source)
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