As the 10th anniversary of September 11th is upon us, we thought it appropriate to share Amanda Lin Costa’s work-in-progress documentary about memorials built from the steel of the World Trade Center. Hangar 17, an expansive space at JFK Airport, has become the temporary resting place for collected debris from that day….beams, firetrucks, taxis, shoes, etc. Over the past ten years, select pieces have been distributed upon request to create memorials that are now scattered about world, including all 50 States. In her documentary, Costa focuses not only on the design of the memorials, such as those in Ohio, Saratoga Spings, Westchester and New Jersey, but also their experiential and spiritual quality.
More about the documentary after the break.
Costa has been traveling around the country documenting the process of conceiving and constructing such memorials. She has shared some still photos taken from her most recent day of shooting at the New Jersey Empty Sky memorial. We hope you enjoy this sneak peak at her work and look forward to sharing clips of the finished documentary.
“Interviews and insights into the controversy and emotions these memorials stir up reveal how fresh the wounds still are from 9/11 and how we as a society and individuals deal with healing them. The delicate balance of loss, memory, art, mourning, bureaucracy, and all that goes into creating memorials will be explored in The Art of Memories,” explained Costa.