"Inopportune: Stage One," detail (2004)

"Inopportune: Stage One," detail 2004
Cars, sequenced mulit-channel light tubes, dimensions variable
Installation view: MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts
Collection of the Artist
Photo by Jessica Hamlin
Courtesy ©Art21, Inc.

"As the first car takes off, tumbling through the air in a very dreamlike fashion, it lands back on its four wheels safely, undamaged, unharmed. It repeats. It’s just repetition. It goes right back to the very first car again. It suggests that it’s just one car. It starts out with more realistic colors of light, bright flash, and flame colors. Then it goes into more fireworks-like lights, various colors, and then the more dreamlike blues, pinks, purples."

- Cai Guo-Qiang