Berlin, 2003, New York City, 2002, 2001
A sprawling, complex work covering thousands of square feet, Nutsy's is a world of sculptural, mechanical, audiovisual, and performative elements. A miniature roadway traversing the entire installation links the idealistic modernism of Le Corbusier's architecture with the commercialized modernism of McDonald's, as represented by 1:25 scale models. Remote-controlled racecars navigate the extensive course through a ring of fire and a bong hit station, among other challenges,. Racers are forced to choose between the winding scenic route through a modernist art park or the faster but perilous straightaway through an urban ghetto. Other features included reproductions of Mies van der Rohe furniture made of foamcore, a 10,000-watt boom box, and a DJ station.