Patrick Grizzard

The Beacon Project is a participatory framework for the creation of a multitude of glowing light cubes, or “beacons,” to be displayed as an annual memorial on the anniversary of September 11. Through web-based instructions and face-to-face workshops, I hope to facilitate the construction of a city-wide network of beacons. On September 11th and the evenings leading up to it, each participant will display their beacons in public view (on their roof, fire escape, window, etc.), adorning the city in an act of public art and remembrance. Through the efforts of this ad hoc community of artists, makers and activists, a memorial will materialize for a few nights each year. The resulting work will surround its viewers as they pass through the city, and has the capacity to grow and change each time it is displayed.

Thursday, April 8th, 2010