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"9/11 Memorial Installation"
Claude Van Lingen

  • Project Space 613 Allen Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

Claude van Lingen’s 9/11 Memorial Installation honors those who died on September 11, 2001 in the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Pennsylvania tragedies. These are not the only victims of these events and the installation also pays homage to those who died in the ensuing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The installation centers around of two drawings (each 110” h x 17” w) in which the names of the 2,753 victims of the World Trade Center were written one over the other. These drawings are flanked by 28 lists of the names of the victims printed on paper 55” h x 81/2” w.

The 184 victims of the Pentagon attack, and the 40 victims killed in the Pennsylvania crash were written, one over the other, are represented in two drawings, each 36” h x 72” w. The names of the victims are displayed in printed form next to the respective drawings.

Two drawings, as well as lists of the names of the casualties of the Iraq (over 4000) and Afghanistan (about 2,500) conflicts commemorate those who have died in the wars since October 7, 2001. The names of the latest deaths are regularly updated and written in performance at the openings of 9/11 commemorative exhibitions.