Motor Chorus: Spatializing an Automotive City


“Motor Chorus: Spatializing an Automotive City,” investigates the distinct urban spaces that emerge through driving in the city.

Focused specifically on Los Angeles, the essay considers cultures of mobility–from prosthetic car to networked roadway–in this most automotive of cities.

Originally written in 1999, this essay was later published in Surface Tension: Problematics of Site, edited by Ken Ehrlich and Brandon Labelle (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, 2003).