Memory Remains: 9/11 Artifacts at Hangar 17 Hardcover – 16 Aug 2011
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Photographer Francesc Torres got a close view of 9/11: in 2011 he was renting an apartment very near the towers. But that wasn't why he spent five months recording the contents of Hangar 17. "I was knocked out of my shoes when I stepped inside," he recalls. "It's a huge place - big enough to take an airliner, nose to tail - and filled with all kinds of objects: structural materials from the buildings, vehicles, subway cars, personal objects... Then there were the contents of the stores in the malls that were under the twin towers. There was no end to it. It was overwhelming and temporary. When I saw it, I had to photography it. --The Guardian Weekend, 20th August 2011
About the Author
Photographer Francesc Torres combines performance, photography, and video, creating works that question social order and the interactions between political and economic power. He is especially interested in the influence of memory on the present, which is his interest in the remains of 9/11. Torres' media projects have been included in solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum in New York; the Capp Street Project in San Francisco; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego; and in museums around the world, including Madrid, Mexico City, St. Petersburg, and Prague.