Fault Whisper

Submitted by Po Shu Wang

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Client: San Diego City Commission for Arts and Culture

Location: San Diego, CA, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $160,000

Project Team

Artist

Po Shu Wang

Living Lenses

Public Art Agent

San Diego City Commission for Arts and Culture

Landscape Architect

Martin Poierier

Spurlock

Artist

Jillian Crocker

Overview

Fault Whisper, 2015
Medium: Mixed Media – Electronics
Site: Fault Line Park, downtown San Diego CA
Dimensions: 21' x 63' x 100'
Commissioned by: The City of San Diego Office of Arts and Culture
Description: Artwork with two sculptural elements that allows the public to experience the
shallow fault rupture beneath their feet at the park, land displacement between the two elements
over time, and the ground movement in music.

Goals

The integration lies in the fact of our desire to make tangible the hidden dynamics of this shallow fault rupture. And it necessitated that all sculptural and electronic elements to be exactly as where they in relationships with the fault rupture itself. Therefore could be considered place making as much much as the place makes the art.

Process

The artist revealed the unique dynamics of the place, while the landscape architect further highlight the fault line by placing the play and leisure structural elements of the park accordingly. .

Additional Information

Rather than resorting to the usual commemoration of a selective segment of history and people of a place as originally willed by the various neighborhood groups, my team has provide tangible means for all communities with a first hand experience with mother earth here, so that they will in time create a shared living cultural experience unique of this very place. create a shared living cultural experience unique of this very place.