What’s Old, Green, and Amphibious? Kinetic Sculpture Racing!

by Bill Davenport May 30, 2011

The Arcata, California, Kinetic Sculpture Race finishes today, amid reports of high winds and tough going. In this venerable (since 1969) “triathlon of the art world” event all-terrain human-powered art sculptures race over road, water, mud and sand every Memorial Day weekend, with typically “art-car” campiness and hijinks. It’s catching: the 13th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race in Baltimore took place on May 7!

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Beth Secor May 31, 2011 - 11:14

I wish we would do kinetic racing here (although anybody that jumps a manually pedaled kinetic sculpture in the Bayou is bound to come out with some fun flesh eating disease). When I worked at the American Visonary Art Museum in Baltimore we had a kinetic sculpture race every year, and the staff at AVA<M participated as a team. I have to say it was some of the most fun I have ever had in my life.


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