An Audio / Visual Installation

A topic of significance (especially for those of us who have made the transition from a small town to a big city) is the seemingly paradoxical phenomenon of urban loneliness and its counterpart aloneness. This project explores these feelings in the urban dweller, how they co-mingle and contend, how we seek and push away.
Six screens displaying six looping videos are positioned within the 3 window frames. The project was shot on 16mm on a Bolex camera, giving the images a certain nostalgia. A kiosk mounted just outside the window allows passersby to plug headphones (a staple of urban transit) into the 6 screens. The aim being to pull them off of the roaring traffic of Halsted Street and into the introverted worlds of the characters and settings on screen.



Katie Graves
Matt Pratt
Liana Jeggers
Mary Mooney
Kristin Andersson

Special Thanks

The Chicago Arts District

Directed By
Mason Thorne

Edited By
Benton Africano