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Iowa Artists 2016: Alex Braidwood Bus Tour

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016

On Tuesday, May 3, a group of Art Center members joined artist Alex Braidwood on a bus tour around Des Moines to visit the locations of a handful of the Listening Machines (below)he's installed to capture the sounds of the city as part of Iowa Artists 2016: Alex Braidwood.

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After a few weeks, the collected sounds will be turned into an original composition, debuting at the Art Center in the lower Richard Meier building beginning June 23.

The first stop on our bus tour was fellow Iowa Artist 2016 artist Jordan Weber's Modified House.

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Jordan happened to be working on the project when we stopped by so members also got to meet him and hear more about his work, which also debuts June 23.

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Our next stop was the Des Moines Social Club, where Alex has installed a Listening Machine on the weather beacon in the space's courtyard.

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The final location our group visited was the DART Central Station in downtown Des Moines. 

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