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Goodwin, D; (2010) Linear. [Artefact]. 60 Portraits of Jubilee Line Staff, Pencil on paper with accompanying films, shot on video.. London.

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Abstract

Linear, by artist Dryden Goodwin, is a series of portraits of individuals with different working roles on the Jubilee line. Goodwin has drawn 60 pencil portraits of staff at work, or at moments of pause in their day, and has created 60 films recording the drawings being made. Each drawing concentrates on a person’s face and head. The films show the accelerated progression of these drawings, accompanied by fragments of the conversation between the artist and ‘sitter’, revealing a multitude of personal exchanges and stories. Together they form an intimate and diverse social portrait of this community of workers. The drawings are displayed on poster sites across the London Underground network. The films can be viewed online, offering the opportunity to unlock the creation of each portrait.

Type: Artefact
Title: Linear
Location: London
Keywords: jubilee line, tfl, art on the underground, social portrait, pencil portraits
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > The Slade School of Fine Art
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1316697
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