It's kind of a freaky-deaky midweek and so today we wanted to share something a bit out of the ordinary to lead the blog.
To wit . . .
CELEBRATE AN INSPIRING BIT OF KANSAS CITY MODERN DANCE PERFORMANCE ART CELEBRATING THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!
Laugh all you want but Kansas City pays big bucks for this stuff and the movie was funded by way of an Art In The Loop grant.
Here's the description of this bit of toy train cinema just released hours ago . . .
"Inspired Pedestrians was a video and performance project held as part of the 2016 Art in the Loop Project “Connect.” The performance intention was to relax distinctions between art and life with dance and commuting. It captures a dance of pedestrian traffic on and off KC Streetcar, newly launched the same month. The video connects visual associations between people as well facial expressions of possible confusion, uneasiness, or possibly mistrust in the communal adventures of public transit."
Take a look:
Don't get it twisted, TKC loves art.
However . . .
IS A STREETCAR TOY TRAIN PERFORMANCE ART MODERN DANCE MOVIE THE BEST USE OF KCMO TAXPAYER RESOURCES?!?!
Much smarter people than TKC have talked about rethinking the Kansas City One Percent for Art Program that's gonna amount to tens of millions for the new airport. Moreover, art in praise of speculative development schemes is kinda fascist by nature and given the rapidly rising taxes throughout Kansas City -- Rethinking cash for typically elitist and self-indulgent fare really deserves further consideration.
You decide . . .