The Kinetic Sculpture Race in Baltimore adds the one thing that’s missing from sculpture – Wacky Racing.
Amphibious, human powered works of art race against each other.
They battle for the honor of awards like GRAND MEDIOCRE EAST COAST CHAMPION AWARD (finishes right in the middle), and the highly prized NEXT TO THE LAST AWARD (finishes, well, next-to-last).
The eight-hour rally covers 14 miles and includes pushes into the Chesapeake Bay, mud, and sand.
You might notice a food theme this year, the 29th in the race’s history.
This was in keeping with host American Visionary Art Museum’s current exhibit, “YUMMM! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food.”
Here are some of the winners from May 6, 2017.
Some of the Kinetic Sculpture Race awards are as …ahh unique as the sculptures themselves.
Grand Mediocre Champion: Cowsmic Moobeams
Golden Dinosaur: In a Pickle
Worst Honorable Mention: Green Slime Mold
Engineering: BEATrice the unBEATable
Art: Petal to the Metal
People’s Choice: Tick Tock the Croc
2017 Big Weiner Award: Kracken Calamari
Judges’ Fill-in-the-Blank: Oatmeals on Wheels
Golden Flipper: Jake’s Nightmare
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