chris burden: metropolis II
chris burden: metropolis II chris burden: metropolis II
dec 12, 2010

chris burden: metropolis II

1,200 custom-designed cars race around the large scale sculpture metropolis II by artist chris burden. the piece will soon be exhibited at the los angeles county museum of art on a long-term loan. the huge kinetic sculpture contains a massive roadway in which the small toy cars race around. the road system contains 18 lanes with 13 toy trains and a variety of buildings made from lego and lincoln logs. the whole system is designed to mimic a real freeway, as you will see in the video below.

  • I love it.
    Wish I could watch it all day!

    Tinus says:
  • lol me2

    tommy says:
  • a boys paradise…a climatic sacrifice…a reflection of reality….we’re all, mad and so it be….

    Dr. Design says:
  • So so satisfying to watch!! Amazing says:
  • If the cars had some kind of light emitting devices you could create amazing long exposure shots. Would bring this metropolis to life in another way. Its brilliant!

    noddy says:
  • I would say it could be incredible useful for discovering and exploring some traffic jam problems! Might be as a simulator machine to do some experiments with a speed,quantity e.t.

    23 says:
  • well, this time written essay is probably the best choice for you

    anna says:
  • I want this. I want to posess it, operate it, watch it, touch it. I love this. Give this to me. Nobody can need this more than I do.

    Emy says:
  • eeeeppppiiiicccc!!!! very big i would love to have that every day.

    rhys bailey says:

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