Video: Metropolis II by Chris Burden
by Harry / January 17, 2012
Via @LACMA, a complex kinetic sculpture modeled after our fast paced, frenetic modern cities, but in miniature with 1100 toy cars, 18 roadways and 13 HO-scale train sets.




"Miniature cars speed through the city at 240 scale miles per hour; every hour, the equivalent of approximately 100,000 cars circulate through the dense network of buildings."

According to Burden, "The noise, the continuous flow of the trains, and the speeding toy cars, produces in the viewer the stress of living in a dynamic, active and bustling 21st Century city."

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