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Chris Burden: Metropolis II


Chris Burden: Metropolis II

Work / Art

What’s On: Metropolis II

With a landscape evocative of Fritz Lang’s film of the same name, Metropolis II by Chris Burden opened this weekend at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to a futuristically frenetic effect. The scale model city has over 1,000 model cars channelling about its roller coaster roads at a speed relative to their size of 240mph – the whole effect becoming less about size and more about the busy energy that cities exudes. Burden has produced something like this before but this latest installation is altogether more remarkable with some buildings going through ten prototypes before making the final micro-megalopolis. Click here to see the video…