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Who Wants to Spend Tomorrow Night Beating a Car with a Baseball Bat?

11:31 AM PST on January 9, 2009

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No, this isn't another story about critical mass.

Back when I was a wee Streetsblogger back in rural Pennsylvania, the local county fair had an event where people could pay a certain amount of money to smash a car with a sledge hammer.  While this random act of violence had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with smashing things, that doesn't mean that a similar act can't be used as a form of political impression.

Tomorrow night at 7:30 at The Loft, Browne Molyneaux will be hosting the "Murder Your Car! Art Project" which is exactly you think it is: namely, the public destruction of a car with a baseball bat  The performance art is part of the "Post-Post Apocalypse Exhibit."  For anyone that doesn't get it, Molyneaux explained the ideas and theory behind the exhibit in one of Streetsblog's pre-Christmas interviews:

To me my anti-car stance and I say anti and not pro alternativetransportation, because I want it to be known that I'm firmlyanti-consumer driven lifestyle. I know in some parts of the city a caris truly a necessity, but in Hollywood, Santa Monica and donwntown ifyou are child free you don't need one. I want to challenge that person to get rid of the biggest chain of consumerism in LA: The car.

For more on the event, head over to Gary Rides Bikes, or The Bus Bench.

Photo: Express Milwaukee

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