Part science project, part danger fantasy, the zip gun of the 1950s was an innocent adventure toy for American youth. Though teen fascination with guns continues, the zip gun only survives as a bittersweet icon of innocence lost. With low cost guns sold freely on the streets and in gun stores, our Zip Gun is offered as a museum piece, in contrast to the arsenal now being used for childhood games.
Media: hardware, customized wooden box
Location: Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco,CA