NUTSY'SDeutsche Guggenheim, Berlin 2003
Nutsy's is a self-contained environment with elements built in both 1:1 and 1:25 scale. 1:1 scale elements allow operator and visitor interaction and activation with the works, while models built in 1:25 scale accommodate 1:25 scale radio-controlled Mini-Z race cars, manufactured by Kyosho Electronics. Day-to-day Nutsy's maintenance and operation falls under the auspices of at least one Nutsy's official. He official maintains Nutsy's collection of Mini-Zs, provides security, troubleshoots any electronic problems, plays music, administers driving tests, and issues licenses for spectators who wish to drive the raceway with a car from Nutsy's collection.
Nutsy's Cup, a race open to anyone who owns a Mini-Z racer, requires a full staff for proper operation. Two Nutsy's McDonald's workers; a racemaster who runs and times races; a selector to play music; a mechanic to fix broken cars; and at least four race marshals run the racing event. Nutsy's Cup champions have their name engraved on Nutsy's cup and maintain possession of the cup as long as they can defend the title.- Download Press Release (PDF, 4 pp., updated 10.05.03)