[ISEA2006] Artist Statement: Derek Lomas – Social Memory Columns

Artist Statement

Theme: Interactive City. Venues: MLKJ Library, City Hall, St. James Park and Cesar Chavez Plaza

Four 7′ high by 2’x2′ square white wooden “Memory Columns” are placed throughout the metropolitan area. The columns provide permanent marker to induce dialogue from passers-by. A physical and virtual social interaction develops around each column, as thoughts and sentiments flowing by are deflected from their usual path and are projected onto the column.

  • Derek Lomas (US) studies Visual Art at  the UC San Diego

Support from Vestal Design, UCSD Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, Cal IT(2) and Wahoos Fish Tacos