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Empire Drive-In is a large-scale temporary installation and programming platform built from junked cars and salvaged materials. The project invites audiences to participate in a series of questions about cinema, car culture, planned obsolescence, and the distinction between public and private space.

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Projects

Empire Drive-In Queens

October 4-20, 2013 Empire Drive-In was at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens.


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01SJ Biennial

Empire Drive-In was first commissioned for the 2010 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, California.
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Abandon Normal Devices

Empire Drive-In was commissioned for the 2012 Abandon Normal Devices Festival in Manchester, UK.
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Last Chance Picture Show

An evening of trespassing, featuring silent films with live music in a real-life abandoned drive-in in New York.
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Artists

Empire Drive-In is designed by New York artists Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark, and built in collaboration with over a dozen other artists and craftspeople.

Press

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

Reasons to Love New York Issue, Reason #32: Because We Had a Drive-In Made of Wrecked Cars.
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HYPERALLERGIC

The temporary installation at the New York Hall of Science is somewhere between a monument to reuse and a statement on waste, with the cars representing “a part of our ever-expanding empire of trash.”
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Filmmaker Magazine

These artists have created an inhabitable meditation on cinema, community, and reality itself…It’s magically subversive; a dream made real.
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Michael Connor, Artistic Director, Rhizome

The Drive-In Cinema of the Anthropocene
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Contact

If you have questions about this project send an email to: info@empiredrivein.com