Kinetic Sculpture Shows The Future Of Our Metropolis [Video]

Kinetic Sculpture Shows The Future Of Our Metropolis [Video]
Design

A miniature model gives us a glimpse into a chaotic urban environment with 100,000 tiny peeding cars.

Yi Chen
  • 20 january 2012


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:

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