CHRIS BURDEN EXTREME RACING is the latest in-game performance by COLL.EO.

------This is an edited preview of the East Route (with highlights)------

Specifically, we replayed Chris Burden’s experience of driving through Long Beach, California via Forza Motorsport 5 (2013), a videogame developed by Turn 10 for the Xbox One.

In 2011, Burden told filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman that he drives his BMW at an average velocity of 23.4 miles per hour through LA (note 2). We recreated the thrills and the excitement induced by speeding through Los Angeles County's freeways and roads at the burdensome speed of 23.4 miles per hour, under the guise of Chris Burden’s avatar. In fact, we drove a white BM1 M1 coupe for 29.4 minutes without ever shifting into second gear.

That duration - 29.4 minutes - corresponds to the average commute times for L.A. county residents, including Burden, whose studio is located in the Topanga Canyons. The data was released by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2013.

Like CARJACKED (2012), CHRIS BURDEN EXTREME RACING highlights the extreme un-realism of digital gaming.

COLL.EO is Colleen Flaherty and Matteo Bittanti

San Francisco, May 18, 2014

For more information, visit colleo.org
COLL.EO is Colleen Flaherty and Matteo Bittanti

San Francisco, May 18, 2014

For more information, visit colleo.org

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