5.11.2009

MOCA GRAND PRIX


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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.

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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.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i agree. seems kinda lame and silly....

i'd rather seem a live art installation or performance, but not really feeling this race! WTF????

Anonymous said...

I loved the idea, but yeah, the execution wasn't really there unfortunately. I still enjoyed myself.

Anonymous said...

so fucking lame. You've got to be kidding me. They should start hosting a swap-meet in there on saturdays.

Anonymous said...

I think it was experimental and fun - and about supporting local artist collectives like knifeandfork (whose project it was), not pandering to get people to come

Anonymous said...

It's great that Moca would support local artists but if it doesn't work, it's not done, and that's lame. The sad thing is that because the artists dropped the ball it's going to be harder for MOCA to cut anyone else a break.

Then again it's better than 85% of the work out there.

jim k. said...

ATTENTION ART MUSEUMS: STOP PANDERING TO THE PUBLIC WITH LAME, "INTERACTIVE" EVENTS. God forbid you make young people enjoy themselves by LOOKING AT ART IN A MUSEUM!

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