One year ago, on 1/11/11, we announced dispersed memorial, phase II to the world, nine months prior to the 10th year anniversary of the 9/11 events. We embarked on preparations, team expanding, logistics… working on the steps towards realizing the original ‘dispersed memorial’ proposal. We want to create moments of remembrance in as many places in the city as there were victims, while also reconstructing the lost views of New York City’s skyline (for more on this, visit our dispersed memorial website). In the process, what was the ‘project card’ prompted exchanges which began to happen on all corners of our nation. As the cards were held up to the light, ‘dispersed memorial’ was revealed, and stories about that day were shared. We are touched that there was a story shared with each exchange. Moments of remembrance have, and are still occurring across our nation. Thanks to Dan for compiling these images! thanks to all of you who have initiated moments of remebrance. Let us know, if you would like a set of ‘memory cards’ to share, and disperse (find out how to participate).
In a few hours it will be the one year anniversary since we announced Dispersed Memorial phase II to the world and when we began expanding our team and growing collectively with ambassadors dispersing cards and exchanging memories nationally. After the virtual and physical exhibit/memorial on 9/11/11 and a little rest, we are resuming activity on our blog as the ‘memory cards’ continue to come in. We start this new cycle with photos from Texas. Thanks Dustin White!
The memorial has been extended through the weekend. Come, reflect and share. Here are some recent photos of the Asheville community and the dispersed memorial at 5 Walnut. Thanks Ben Mason for taking most of these. Thanks 5 Walnut Wine Bar and Gallery for hosting this memorial.
‘memory cards’ which are being exchanged nationally prompt and assemble a conversation about the memory of lost lives and changed skyline during the events of September 11, 2001. At the exhibit this emerging collective memorial was unveiled also as an interactive exhibit in which visitors may also contribute. The concept for a later phase of the project is also on display. Thousands of glass plates, inscribed with a written dedication to each victim and an outline of the missing skyline, will populate New York City from anywhere in the city that the towers would have been visible. The project will be assembled online through the thousands of contributions from victims’ loved ones and residents or visitors of New York City.
The exhibit opened on September 11 at 5 Walnut in Asheville and will be on display for 11 days, until the 22nd. You are invited to stop by and reflect and add to the memorial with your own inspiration.
Thanks so much to all of you who made it to the exhibition/ remembrance at 5 walnut last night. It was beautiful! Photos will be posted later. Thanks also to all who contributed.
Wanda dye – Dallas, Texas / Dustin White – Texas / Catalina Gomez- Washington / Thea Lobo – Boston, Tucson, New York/ Lance Lobo – Miami / Sarah Farwell – New York / Theresa Roach – Kansas / German Osorio – Tucson / Jonathan Jimenez – Kissimmee / Erik Stange – Amsterdam /Tien Eek Ng – Melburne, Australia / Wanda Dye – Dallas / Jule Tsai – San Francisco / Alan Yarborough – Clemson / Erin Cotter – Candler, NC / Kathy Stumpf – Asheville / Amy Mosquera – all over / Mary Koppenheffer / Michael Silverman / Charles deVries / Gretchen Bailey – Tacoma, Washington / Halimeda Knight, Portland – Oregon / Virginia Black – Ann Arbor, Michigan / Sean McDonald – Venice, California / Fred Bryant – Bay View, Ohio / Shai Yesh – Carbondale, Illinois
“memory cards’ participants
Thea Lobo / unnamed woman travelling to NYC / Kaye Richardson / Pat Bjorhovde / Andres Felipe Avila / Jason Sandford / Parrish Benight / Christopher Whyrick / Corey Call / Robert Atkins / Lauren Mitchell / Mark Rosenstein / Martha Skinner / Macky Bah / Graham Hackett / Brooke Priddy / Ryan Conrad / Lance Lobo / Gabriel Shaffer / Juan Camilo Reyes / Santos GlocalSoul / Tyler Housholder / Magick Sean / Tara Meadows / Jess McCuan / Sarah Nie / Erica Bell / Jennifer Pickering / Sarah Southerland / Amy L. Neill / Timothy Jedele / Moto Lapin / G. Craig Hobbs / Jennifer MacDonald / Vanessa Bell / Leslie Klingner / Randy Shull / Cleaster Cotton / Molly Kummerle / Tammy Horn / Lynne Harty / Doug Hecker / Craig McAnsh / Nicole McConville / Sophia Hecker-Skinner Jennifer Emerzian Snapp / Brian Miele / Marc Leverant / Kenny Snapp / Christina Breuer / Edward Perry / Mathieu Maisonneuve / Amélie Malissard / Derek Zachary Brown / Catalina Gomez / Anne Whitmire / Kathleen McMillian / Susan Hutcherson / Tim Hutcherson / Shannon Pruitt / Samuel Pruitt / Adam Hutcherson / Stephen Risse / Sharon Leppard / Michael Tilton / Anonymous stranger in the airplane / waitress / Matt McKillip / Anne Arntson / Lois Randal / Carmen Navarro
Vanessa Bell / SisterJ SpiritVoice / Jennifer MacDonald / Lynne Harty
Tracey Schmidt Photography, Henco Reprographics, 5 Walnut Wine Bar
Our goal has been to construct two conversing collective memorials, a virtual database of stories and images and the physical dispersed installation in the city. In honor of the 10th anniversary of the event, we invite you locally within Asheville to 5 Walnut or virtually from anywhere nationally or globally to our virtual memorial showcasing the project’s progress in dispersing ‘memory cards.’ at www.dispersed-memorial.net
For more information, to see the collective memorial emerging or to learn how to participate, please visit our dispersed memorial website at www.dispersed-memorial.net and our dispersed memorial blog at http://www.dispersed-memor
Thank you International Business Times for sharing our project! http://www.ibtimes.com/