Legends of Michigami: Riding the Rust Belt

"Riding the Rust Belt" is "one in a series of (hyper)videos that comprise the Legends of Michigami project. The videos map the routes of trains along the shores of Lake Michigan. These works trace a drama of the western Great Lakes – stories revealed in place and landscape. The persistent motion of the train is metaphoric for time passing whether we want it so or not – for the way human beings (in the name of progress or circumstance) are swept up in inevitable social and economic shifts. Riding the Rust Belt addresses the evolution of industrial cities on the shores of Lake Michigan. It takes place in one day: a ride from Millennium Station in Chicago to Gary, Indiana. 25 miles on the ground and decades back in time." -- Marjorie Luesebrink

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Marjorie Luesebrink donated this work to the Electronic Literature Lab in September of 2021. Copy media format: web.