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redline

From: Andy Sewell
Length: 28:42

an audio journey on Chicago's Red Line elevated train
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redline
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Andy Sewell

Default-piece-image-1 redline was a project that I developed with the Chicago based Tangerine Arts Group (now defunct). In the Chicago Transit Authority's system, the Red Line runs North-South through the center of the city and stops in many of the city's neighborhoods. Its route represents a diverse demographic of Chicago. I set out to record people along that route with the aim to create an audio representation of a typical ride. The piece has no narrator and is intended to showcase those everyday people who ride the train. The interviewer questions were edited out to allow for the person's story to remain intact. There was some editing done for clarity and continuity. In April of 2004, it was installed at Las Manos Gallery in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. We arranged the gallery seats and speaker placement to mimic a Red Line subway car physical and aural environment.

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Piece Description

redline was a project that I developed with the Chicago based Tangerine Arts Group (now defunct). In the Chicago Transit Authority's system, the Red Line runs North-South through the center of the city and stops in many of the city's neighborhoods. Its route represents a diverse demographic of Chicago. I set out to record people along that route with the aim to create an audio representation of a typical ride. The piece has no narrator and is intended to showcase those everyday people who ride the train. The interviewer questions were edited out to allow for the person's story to remain intact. There was some editing done for clarity and continuity. In April of 2004, it was installed at Las Manos Gallery in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. We arranged the gallery seats and speaker placement to mimic a Red Line subway car physical and aural environment.

Broadcast History

This piece was publicly "aired" as an installation in an art gallery in Chicago. It has never been broadcast.

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