Metro Art Presents: Life Underground

Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

January 31, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

January 31, 2018 6:30pm – 8:30pm — Reception to meet the artist

January 30 – February 5 — Installation on view (7:00am – 9:00pm)

Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

Closed hours: 01/31 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm for private event.

In celebration of both the Metro Red Line’s 25th birthday and the agency’s 25th we are pleased to present Life Underground, an immersive media installation and interactive web documentary featuring subway rider stories from all over the globe.

Join us for the opening reception/ Meet the Artist event Wednesday, January 31 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in Union Station’s Historic Ticketing Hall.

In June 2016, Hervé Cohen began filming in 13 city subways throughout the world, capturing the pulse of these vibrant underground environments. Along the way, dozens of passengers confided in him their stories of love, dreams, family, and migration. Relying entirely upon chance encounters, Life Underground is a product of empathy and true human engagement.

Cohen collaborated with installation artist Tonian Irving and music composer Brian Rodvien, who arranged raw sounds of subways recorded during the film shoots, to make these unique melodic and rhythmic soundtracks featured throughout the travel sequences.