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By Nick Azzaro
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I am going to install an animation in the inbound tunnel of the Blue Line subway in Chicago. It would be between the Clark & Lake stop and the Washington & Dearborn stop. I have communicated with the company in charge of putting animated ads in the subway and they are completely supportive of this idea, charging me for materials only, with no labor costs. The installation site and technology already exists, $17,500 is simply to produce the materials.

The Blue Line operates 24/7 and is the second-busiest train line in Chicago with 154,012 riders during a normal weekday. From O'Hare Airport through the Chicago Loop and back out to Forest Park, this train covers over 34 miles. An animation in the subway would expose the riders to art during an otherwise mundane commute. My hope is to inspire, promote public transportation and spark conversation in a place that is usually quiet and detached. As the train goes by the animation at 30 mph, lights expose the 360 images on the wall, therefore acting as a film projector or what many of us have experienced in a flipbook.

The images are digital photography with my illustrations, layered and animated in a software program. The figures and parts of the body are painstakingly placed separately to give it the ability to "move" in the final product. Each image will be approximately 4 feet tall (depending on the venue site limitations).

This particular project is about societal positions and decisions we make. The backdrop is from a photo of the city's skyline taken from my rooftop. I have already spread the word about this project through my website (www.fotoazzaro.com), blog and word of mouth, and will continue to do so. I attend and plan on attending many art functions and will network tirelessly. Thank you so much for your time and support.

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