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Life Size Mousetrap Game Crushes 1000 lb. Pumpkin

By • Nov 1st, 2005 • Category: Art, Random Oddities

Mark Perez and crew set up the Life Size Mousetrap in San Francisco for a run of three nights of shows October 28-30. The finale featured a 2-ton bank safe falling onto a 1000 pound pumpkin. Nice. I didn’t see it actually moving at Burning Man this year, but it’s quite a spectacle to behold just sitting still. It’s really a remarkable piece. (pieces?)

There’s a great photo set from the event posted on flickr.
Anyone out there have video?

The LIFE SIZE MOUSETRAP is a fantastically crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500 square foot game board. The sculpture is based on and closely parallels the popular childrens’ board game Mousetrap.

Here’s some earlier pictures of the Mousetrap from 2003 at the laughing squid.

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