Monday, January 23, 2012

Playing with Traffic

Hope everyone had a great weekend and thanks for your good wishes for this week which will definitely will prove challenging as I will be talking to leaders of the hospitality industry who are the ones I'm hoping help me in landing the job I want.


Yesterday, I went to LACMA to check out the current exhibits and got to see the one created by Chris Burden called Metropolis II. This amazing sculpture is a kinetic installation that took the artist 4 years to complete and includes 1200 toy cars {my nephew would love that!} moving through the streets of a city composed of multiple layers.


The project reminded me of a version of those futuristic movies where traffic flows freely all over and cars seem to be flying all over the place. The little cars are brought to the top of the sculpture as if it was a roller coaster and then they start they way down on street like lanes at really fast speeds as you can see them in the pictures {love the contrast of the ones at slow speed against those moving!}.


The installation is noisy and creates a sort of noise that reminds you of the busy highways in places like LA, Miami and New York where the pace of life is so hectic. The city is created by buildings made with different materials like wood, mirror, tile, Lego and even the Charles and Ray Eames cards from the modern design installation on the next room.



The video will give you a better idea of how amazing this large scale sculpture is...

Have a great day and go out to enjoy your surroundings!

37 comments:

  1. That is so COOL - love it, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Very cool!! Good luck, you can do it!! x

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  3. WOW!! That is awesome. And so detailed! Incredible.

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  4. How cool is this? Love it, super interesting!

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  5. These pictures and video are AMAZING! How fabulous are those sculptures! Good luck to you girl. I'm praying for you.

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  6. WOw..this is totally awesome. I love that! Happy Monday, darling. Have a sunny day:)

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  7. That is so neat! Thanks for sharing! You see some of the neatest exhibits!

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  8. That is AMAZING. Oh my husband would love love it. I imagine he could spend hours there examining the entire thing :)

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  9. That is insane!!! So cool; have a great week!

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  10. That is crazy awesome!
    Good luck on the job hunt- you will do AWESOME!

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  11. Good luck with the job! Fingers crossed! And what a cool exhibit!

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  12. That is so cool! Best of luck to you!

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  13. This looks like something you would see in Disney World! It's also approximately 10 times bigger than I thought it was - but it now explains the 4 years thing...

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  14. great installation and photos!

    xoxo navy & orange

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  15. Four years! What an inspiration. This is the kind of stuff that makes me roll up my sleeves and get back to work.

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  16. WOW-what an amazing exhibit! Looks like you're having a wonderful time, even if you're working hard!

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  17. I'm so glad you made it to this! I completely forgot that I had requested LACMA tickets so that I could see if you wanted to swing by with me on Saturday. Did I mention I had a fender bender right after leaving you at lunch? Oh well. Fingers are crossed for you, although I know it's going to go well!

    xo Mary Jo

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  18. What an awesome exhibit! I only live an hour away from LACMA and I didn't even know about this. Thanks for the tip-- I can't wait to take my son! :)

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  19. Oh wow this is just incredible. So creative!

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  20. That is truly an awesome exhibit. I would love to see that in person. So much work went into it, and it shows.

    *Erin

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  21. These are truly amazing. I Can't get over the detail. Thanks for haring something so unique!

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  22. Oh how awesome! Do you live in LA? I've been wanting to re-visit the LACMA for a while now!
    Hope you had a good weekend!
    j.

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  23. ooo...Just saw you live in Miami! Fun!

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  24. Great post title and images, Elie! Looks like a great exhibition. Hope you are enjoying your conference. xo style, she wrote

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  25. Oh wow, these look so complicated, I can imagine the work involved to create them!

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  26. whoa! COOl!

    So here it is below!! :

    xx.M

    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  27. What an incredible exhibit! How cool that you got to go see it! I can't imagine how much work went into putting that together!

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  28. It's almost like an urban planning. Totally awesome! xoxo
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  29. Wow, how intricate! I don't think I'd have the guts to drive in this place :-)

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  30. That's so cool! Like every little boy's DREAM!

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  31. Goodness gracious, this is an amazing construction!!!! Thank you for sharing.
    By the way, hello, I hopped over from Claire, Spinning Threads, lured by the daisy picture nad the intriguing name- why Punctuation mark?! Tis a pleasure to 'meet you!'

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  32. This is incredibly fascinating -- and "kinetic" is the word! Thank you for sharing the whole exhibit and video, which was very well shot and edited.

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