Since everyone wanted to know what the name langoliers meant, here is a definition:
"A large ball of teeth that works with its buddies to eat the world of yesterday to make room for today. They are also rumoured to eat lazy little boys. From the Steven King film 'The Langoliers'"
appropriate for the Current show at ARC Gallery. Chicago, in new location at 2156 Damen Ave which speak of the like with documentary and artistice photos of the area 2009-2011.
This photographic essay, BENSENVILLE, IL.: O'HARE AIRPORT EXPANSION PROJECT, spans a two year period, 2009-2011, documenting the area of Bensenville, Illinois as it transitions from homes to the O'Hare Airport. The photographers were drawn to this area of desolation, destruction, abandonment and ultimately reinvention and witnessed the remaining vestiges of the place that is no longer anyone's home. Then, after years of legal dispute and personal losses, the buildings were razed. Soon the ghosts still anchored there will inhabit the runways of O'Hare.
One comment by a local writer who shall not be named:
Loved your collective show last night, black cat and airplane deer sticking to my memory wall. This team's sure on the ball. Also, thanks to you I learned a new word: langolier.