Metropolis II is a complex kinetic miniature sculpture that portrays a scaled-model city with 100,000 cars circulating every hour at a speed of 240 miles per hour. The installation took artist Chris Burden four years to put together using 1,100 moving toy cars to create a glimpse of what the future could hold for dense city areas. The modeled cars zoom around a network of elaborate roadway tracks and create a sense of organized chaos. Burden explains:
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.
The sculpture is currently exhibited at LACMA in Los Angeles, USA. Watch the video below for a glimpse of what our future may hold: