On The Road Tour

Multnomah County Artist-in-Residence

Performance/tour: May 10 & 24, 2002 

 See Multnomah County from the Workers perspective

On the Road was part of the intersections residency program, an investigation of art at work and the work of art, in Multnomah County. Linda Wysong 'rode along' with county workers who travel in order to do their jobs. The routes selected by a tax assessor are very different from those used by the road crew or an animal control worker. The way a person negotiates the grid reflects both the nature of their mission and their personal inclinations; distinctions that are magnified when one is one the job.

 See Multnomah County from the Workers perspective - video by Pamela Chipman

During the year long residency, Linda Wysong traveled with workers from the following departments: Library Outreach Services, Nuisance and Health Control, Road Maintenance, Survey Records, the Sign Shop, Animal Control, and Tax Assessment. She then produced a performance/tour that was open to the public and looked at the county from the workers' perspective. 

Watching the dump truck performance

“The world is dynamic and cinematic, we understand where we are both

from the abstract map in our heads and the constantly shifting perspectives we encounter. Our movement is both determined by and determines the places we pass through, creating an interconnected symbiotic relationship.”

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