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Exhibition: Past Echo LocalNov 09–Nov 27, 2004

The Free Store


Organized by Paul Lloyd Sargent, Echo Local is a group exhibition of sound-based works by six artists, including Graeme Miller, John Smith, Paul Lloyd Sargent, and Bill Talsma, who used unique methods of documenting and mapping geographical space. Works in the exhibition include hundreds of samples of found audiocassette tapes, individually bagged, labeled, and pinned to the gallery wall; an auditory catalogue of responses to a phone solicitation; and a radio broadcast of discarded audio.

Echo Local was commissioned as one of the projects in the 2004 At the Edge: Innovative Art in Chicago

Echo Local is presented concurrently with Mix Tape.



Paul Lloyd Sargent, Graeme Miller and John Smith, Bill Talsma, Michelle Teran, and Deborah Stratman


Echo Local is supported by the College of Architecture and the Arts of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Special thanks to the jury that selected the 2004 At The Edge
projects: Marc Fischer (Chicago artist and previous At the Edge participant), Barbara Wiesen (Director, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage), Tricia Van Eck (Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago), Julia Fish (UIC faculty member), and Lorelei Stewart (Director, Gallery 400).