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Metropolis II project uses more than 1,100 Matchbox-style toy cars curved around 19 roadways to show the last days of what artist calls the "free car."

E. Koyama, Fast Company

Metropolis II is a four-year project by performance artist and sculptor Chris Burden that uses more than 1,100 Matchbox-style toy cars curved around 19 roadways to show the last days of what he calls the "free car"--in other words, the independent ability to simply jump in an automobile and travel.

In advance of a Metropolis II exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art this fall, directors Henry Joost and Ariel Shulman of "Catfish" fame just released this short documentary that shows the 20-foot by 30-foot art installation in action.


More pictures of Metropolis II after the jump.

Ariel Shulman
Fast Company, E. Koyama
Fast Company, E. Koyama

(Source: Boing Boing via Fast Company)

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