Monday, January 7, 2013

CHRIS BURDEN'S 2x4 TECHNOLOGY

I definitely had to go see
Chris Burden's
METROPOLIS II:


No matter how many times I've see it,
I always wanna see it again.
Obviously it's 2x4 Technology at it's finest...
which the museum's description
neglects to mention:

Chris Burden's Metropolis II is an intense kinetic sculpture, 
modeled after a fast paced, frenetic modern city. 
Steel beams form an eclectic grid interwoven with an elaborate 
system of 18 roadways, including one 6 lane freeway, and HO scale train tracks. 
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."

Numbuh Two would be proud!

And needless to say,
kids will sit and watch this forever.
For a more detailed look at this awesome sculpture
go on over
HERE!

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