Tue, 06/05/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
[Lecture / Panel]
Salon Contra: Red Line D.C.
Where |Pink Line Project HQ
About This Event
Red Line D.C. | In Washington, D.C., the most accessible art form isn't in the museums, it's on the metro. And nowhere within the city's subway system can you see more art on the walls than on the Red line train between Union Station and Silver Spring. The ride along this outdoor segment of the Red line is a showcase of various works done illegally by graffiti writers. Large, colorful, boisterous, tags brandishing the names of unknown assailants. Now, with the introduction of the Metro-Branch Trail, commissioned murals have emerged within this storied graffiti. How do everyday commuters see the shifting view outside their window? And what does it represent about the city? Red Line D.C. is a transmedia exploration of what happens when public space, public art and public transportation intersect. Using interviews with graffiti writers, metro riders, D.C. arts organizations and city arms, we explore the changing aesthetics of the city. Is Washington's metro graffiti nothing more than "visual litter" or a cause for conversation in transit?
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