Metropolis II // Chris Burden // 2010 // 3 1/2 hp DC motors with motor controllers, 1,100 custom-manufactured die-cast cars, 13 HO-scale train sets with controllers & tracks, steel, aluminum, shielded copper wire, copper sheet, brass, various plastics, assorted woods & manufactured wood products, Legos, Lincoln Logs, Dado Cubes, glass, ceramic & natural stone tiles, acrylic & oil-based paints, rubber & sundry adhesives
Do you miss playing with your hot wheel cars? Do you miss building steep ramps and watching the cars race down? If you are feeling nostalgic for your childhood toys, head on over to LACMA where you can see Chris Burden’s Metropolis II. A model city is shown with sky scrapers, freeways, and twisting roads with 1,100 race cars zooming around. The hum of the track motors coupled with the racing cars becomes a mesmerizing experience sure to leave you wanting to build your own face-paced city.