Event and exhibit in Alexander Library, to commemorate 9/11
The Rutgers University Libraries invite the Rutgers community and the general public to two activities in Alexander Library in September, to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11.
9:45 AM INTRODUCTION AND WELCOMING REMARKS
10:00 AM VISUAL CULTURES
10:45 AM FIRST PERSON NARRATIVES
12:00 PM LUNCH (On Your Own)
1:45 PM ARTIFACTS AND HEROISM
3:00 PM BREAK
3:15 PM THE POLITICS OF MEMORY
4:30 PM GENERAL DISCUSSION AND CLOSING REMARKS
Note: This event will be teleconferenced to the Paul Robeson Library on the Rutgers-Camden campus and the John Cotton Dana Library on the Rutgers-Newark campus.
For more information on this event, please call Angus Kress Gillespie in the American Studies Department at 732/932-9174.
"Out of the Sky, Remembering 9/11"
Out of the Sky, Remembering 9/11 is a three-dimensional limited edition bookwork, or artists’ book, conceived and printed by artist and teacher, Werner Pfeiffer, in 2006. Of the 52 signed and numbered copies, the Rutgers University Libraries' copy is # 24.
Out of the Sky is made up of printed paper segments (each segment consists of four pages) designed to be stacked in two columns or towers over a support structure. When finished, the two columns of Out of the Sky measure 5 feet in height.
Large figures and names – the names of the victims of the attack on the Twin Towers – wrap around the multiple sides of the columns. The figures have been printed from wood blocks carved by the artist, and the names printed from metal type. Variations in type weight (bold and roman) create a rib structure simulating the architectural feature of the Twin Towers.
Posted August 30, 2011