New work by Crosstown Arts resident artist Josh Short
Inspired by 1980s era arcade games, Josh Short has created a series of interactive driving simulators based on popular American mythologies about the road and our love/hate relationship with cars. Josh uses cast-off exercise equipment, hand-made banners, remote-controlled cars, surveillance cameras, and detritus found from the road to create a mechanical “Bricolage.”
Short’s machines invite viewers to vicariously experience the life of a long haul trucker or an outlaw biker driving into the sunset. Using topical inspiration, Josh has created a simulator “Slow Speed Chase” inspired by the 1994 O.J. Simpson white Bronco LA freeway incident.
The whole experience is moderated by the “Final Boss.” The artist controls the speed of the roads, monitors the crashes, and the arcade music accompanying the games.
Come Experience the arcade that never was …