Asheville memorial extended through the weekend

photo by Ben Mason, Jennifer MacDonald of Luminous Scope

photo by Ben Mason, memory cards

photo by Ben Mason, memory cards

photo by Ben Mason, Micah Mackenzie Photographer and Timothy Sadler

photo by Ben Mason, Martha Skinner with Laura Jensen of Bone Orchard Theater Company and Bavarian Pretzels.

photo by Ben Mason

photo by Jess McCuan, Verve Asheville

photo by Martha Skinner, 10^10

photo by Martha Skinner, 10^10

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.

snap shots of 9/11 exhibit and remembrance in Asheville

photo by Parris Benight

photo by M. Skinner

photo by M. Skinner

photo by M. Skinner

photo by M. Skinner

photo by M. Skinner

photo by M. Skinner

photo by M. Skinner

photo by Vanessa Bell

photo by Parris Benight

‘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.

special thanks from the dispersed memorial team


Doug Hecker, Daniel Hutcherson, Martha Skinner, Lauren Mitchell

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.

Ambassadors

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

Exhibit Assistance

Vanessa Bell / SisterJ SpiritVoice / Jennifer MacDonald / Lynne Harty

Other Thanks

Tracey Schmidt Photography, Henco Reprographics, 5 Walnut Wine Bar

dispersed memorial exhibit opens tonight

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-memorial.net/blog/

Hello world!

On September 11, 2010 fieldoffice launched an effort that will acknowledge lives lost during the tragedy of September 11, 2001 as well as reconstruct as many views of the city’s lost skyline. Thousands of glass plates, inscribed with a written dedication to a 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. Our goal is to construct two conversing collective memorials, a virtual database of stories and images and the physical dispersed installation in the city, with two important deadlines at the 10th and 11th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

The organization of this memorial marks and celebrates the ephemeral and impromptu nature in which people lit candles simultaneously in the days following the events that took these lives, intersecting the everyday activities of the city as an organizational pattern that engages daily life. It also gives each victim’s family the opportunity to choose a specific location in the city to honor their loved one. In the surrounding urban landscape, families, city residents and visitors can engage with the seemingly infinite memorials that populate spaces of the city. Every night, the glass plates will light up one by one in a constellation-like choreography. Like lanterns lit from within, the plates will illuminate the inscriptions, cityscape, biographies, poems, and names that honors each victim, transforming into luminous, delicate, yet determined lines, filing the city in celebration and remembrance. As individual memorials on the urban landscape during the day and a constellation of lights on the city’s fabric at night, the plates institute a dispersed memorial. Another memorial emerges electronically, referencing each memorial’s location in the city and it is there where dedications and images are exchanged and mapped. With these two conversing memorials, physical and virtual the twining of the towers is re-instituted as one memorial – dispersed and centralized, individual and collective, ephemeral yet permanent, lost yet ever more present.