with Sara WylieNortheast Corridor is a study of the declining U.S. industrial infrastructures as seen from the Amtrak train line between Washington, D.C. and Providence, Rhode Island. The installation is made of multimedia images based on photographs taken from the train. The images are arranged along wires, reminiscent of the power lines that travel through many of them. Car culture, chemical and commodity manufacture, histories of habitation and decay/regrowth are some of the themes evoked by the scenes along the tracks. The piece explores the material decay of industrial environments between northeastern cities, and the disjunctures between information economies and the material environments underlying them. It was shown in the Spring 2011 Rhode Island School of Design Faculty Show.
All images © Chris Eichler and Sara Wylie
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