Every Day I Am a Train

In Every Day I Am a Train, Critical Media Lab played tribute to the madness of the Region of Waterloo’s light rail transit (LRT) construction by asking 19 amateur actors to act like trains. The installation involves four screens (head, mid-shot, feet, train route), displaying the 19 performances, one for each stop on the LRT line.  The project allowed local residents to let off steam about the project, while also exploring how trains play a role in our technological imaginary. This project was inspired by a Flann O’Brien short story called “John Duffy’s Brother.”

Contemporary Art Forum of Kitchener and Area (CAFKA), Kitchener, Ontario, 2016
Steel Rails Sessions, Waterloo, Ontario, 2016

 

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