MOCA GRAND PRIX
Thursday MAY 7, 2009
PR: In MOCA Grand Prix, Knifeandfork invites participants to race remote-control cars through MOCA’s current exhibition, A Changing Ratio: Painting and Sculpture from the Collection. Using mounted cameras, each Wi-Fi-enabled car is driven remotely through a video game interface that shows the car’s point of view. Through the lens of 1980s American gaming culture, this project offers an alternative perspective on the permanent collections exhibition.
Interesting idea but when I was there only one car/camera sorta worked. I overheard that the cars were having a hard time with the wireless signals controlling the cars/sending the video (the driving controls/monitors were placed outside MOCA's doors) reaching into the
museum. I understand that museums are looking to broaden their audience by hosting events like this (and that the artists involved wish to interact with the museum) but I would just be up for a MOCA free admission/open late/free wine/trained, maybe artist run tours of the museum. I don't need a lot of bells and whistles to entice me that a museum can be a fun outing.