Metropolis II: Hot Wheels as Art [Video]

When does playing with toys become an artform? When you stop calling it a Hot Wheels track and instead dub it kinetic sculpture, apparently. Chris Burden has crossed the admittedly hazy line between Hot Wheels fan and Hot Wheels artist with Metropolis II, a super-massive construction that runs 1100 toy cars in constant motion over its custom-built tracks. The project took four years for 12 people to build.

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4 Responses to Metropolis II: Hot Wheels as Art [Video]

  1. It's pretty cool. With that said, I'm gonna be a grumpy party-pooper and add; It must be nice to have money to waste on a basically useless and frivolous project.

  2. It’s pretty cool. With that said, I’m gonna be a grumpy party-pooper and add; It must be nice to have money to waste on a basically useless and frivolous project.

  3. yes it is cool and an awesome undertaking, but I'm a party pooper too….it's an art installation using HotWheels cars, (and some of them looked questionable), but it's all rigid track….NOT a majority of orange or gray flexible track with some hard plastic theme or specialty pieces….but it still pushes the 'NeaterThenHell' meter to the "Holy F*ck" range……lol.

  4. yes it is cool and an awesome undertaking, but I'm a party pooper too….it's an art installation using HotWheels cars, (and some of them looked questionable), but it's all rigid track….NOT a majority of orange or gray flexible track with some hard plastic theme or specialty pieces….but it still pushes the 'NeaterThenHell' meter to the "Holy F*ck" range……lol.

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