9/11 Memorial—Recovering Equilibrium

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Client: Los Angeles International Airport

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

Artwork budget: $75,000

Project Team

Artist

BJ Krivanek

Krivanek+Breaux/ Art+Design

Artist

Joel Breaux

Krivanek+Breaux/ Art+Design

Public Art Agent

Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department

Industry Resource

Ironwood

Overview

An existing fountain was appropriated and altered for this performative 9/11 Memorial within the entry court below the historic Theme Building at LAX. Los Angeles was tragically linked to the terrorist attacks on the United States—three of the four hijacked airplanes were headed to LAX. This modest Memorial reflects the community's collective loss, symbolizing the nation's re-examination of its collective national identity The Memorial features encircling inscriptions of national slogans juxtaposed with ideals. An interactive, fragmented, floating mirror reflects viewers as actors-within-a-scene, suggesting psychological impacts and the national dialogue triggered by the attacks. Dimensions: 60’W x 2’-6”H x 50’D.