Escalator December 2008

When asked about Freese’s Department Store, many people remembered one of the first escalators in Maine, built in 1955. This monitor, displaying an image of the Freese’s escalator, was installed at the top of flight of steps, between two floors of the exhibition. For each visitor who ascended the stairs, an image of a person from the sixties could be seen riding the escalator, allowing viewers to imagine a relationship between the sounds of approaching people and apparitions on the monitor.

Escalator, 2008
Video Documentation