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The Teardown

An Artist Muses on the Death of His Neighbor: The Viaduct

Baso Fibonacci has created art next to Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct for 10 years. In the first episode of The Teardown, he puts on one more show as the demolition begins.

March 18, 2019

Baso Fibonacci has lived and made art next to the Alaskan Way Viaduct for 10 years. The 90,000 cars that used the elevated highway each day served as a soundtrack and inspiration as he created new work. But the city has closed the viaduct and in a few months it will be completely torn down. What will happen to Baso and his art is an open question. But before the columns come down, the artist put on one more art show. We talk to him about the influence the elevated highway has had on his work in the first episode of our new series, The Teardown.



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Brad Curran

Brad Curran is a Seattle photographer, filmmaker, producer and educator. He holds a BS from Southern Oregon University and is a graduate from the Seattle Central Creative Academy, where he teaches part-time.

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Matt Mills McKnight

Matt Mills McKnight is a visual storyteller and journalist who covers a variety of political, social and environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest. He enjoys finding stories in his own South Seattle neighborhood, as well as researching projects throughout the rest of the city and region that he believes will inspire thought and discussion among viewers. Matt joined the KCTS 9 team in December, 2016. Previously he was a photo editor at MSN News and a freelance photojournalist covering many of the region's major news stories for a variety of news organizations.

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