Client: San Diego City Commission for Arts and Culture
Location: San Diego, CA, United States
Completion date: 2015
Artwork budget: $160,000
Po Shu Wang
Public Art Agent
San Diego City Commission for Arts and Culture
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.
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.
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. .
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.