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The Slow Inevitable Death of American MuscleMay 28 2009

A metaphor for the current state of the American auto industry: two cars in an art gallery crashing into each other over a period of six days.

Slow Car Crash

(via today and tomorrow)

Update: This exhibit is currently on display at The Boiler in Brooklyn. (thx, jeff)

Update: See also Chris Burden's Samson.

A museum installation consisting of a 100-ton jack connected to a gear box and a turnstile. The 100-ton jack pushes two large timbers against the bearing walls of the museum. Each visitor to the museum must pass through the turnstile in order to see the exhibition. Each input on the turnstile ever so slightly expands the jack, and ultimately if enough people visit the exhibition, Samson could theoretically destroy the building.

Here's a video. (via things)

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