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Friday, January 13, 2012

Metropolis II

No, Superman's city hasn't been destroyed and rebuilt, but the kinetic sculpture by Chris Burend of Topanga will be noisy and have tiny cars moving through it at MOCA.

Metropolis II
BCAM, Level 1, West
January 14, 2012–Ongoing
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"Metropolis II is an intense and a complex kinetic sculpture, modeled after a fast paced, frenetic modern city. Steel beams form an eclectic grid interwoven with an elaborate system of 18 roadways, including one 6 lane freeway, and HO scale train tracks. Miniature cars speed through the city at 240 scale miles per hour; every hour, approximately 100,000 cars circulate through the dense network of buildings. According to Burden, "The noise, the continuous flow of the trains, and the speeding toy cars, produces in the viewer the stress of living in a dynamic, active and bustling 21st Century city."

Beginning Saturday, January 14, to see Metropolis II in action, please visit the gallery at these times:
Fridays: 12:30–2 pm; 3–4:30 pm; 5–6:30 pm; 7–8:30 pm
Weekends: 11:30–1:00 pm; 2–3:30 pm; 4–5:30 pm; 6–7:30 pm