PAUSE: More Than 1,000 Toy Cars Zip Along At Scale Speeds of 240 MPH. Xmas Present?

We want this. Performance artist Chris Burden has an installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that’s right out of FAO Schwartz. This is the same guy who had his assistant shoot himself in the arm during a performance piece, so you know he’s serious. It looks amazing. Via Hyperallergic:

Metropolis II — larger and more elaborate than its predecessor — features 1,100 toy cars zipping along at a scale speed of 240 miles per hour along a vast network of roadways in a hypothetical city. They’re lifted to the peaks of the tracks by magnetic conveyor belts, which then release them to the force of gravity. In total, some 100,000 cars circulate each hour.


[Via Hyperallergic]