Ten Years Later 9/11 Memorial, St. Ignatius Church, University of San Francisco

Project Description

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the September 11th a video projection onto the east facade of St. Ignatius Church took place as a tribute to the lives lost in 2001.

Using the existing architecture of the landmark San Francisco Church as a starting point, the video is cut to match the building's window like arches, weaving together imagery of individuals of myriad faith backgrounds in prayerful action. The result is the illusion of looking into the Church as though the boundary of interior and exterior has dissolved.

On this solemn day of reflection and contemplation, this work reminds us of the power of community and faith, extending an invitation to join one another in remembering those fallen and those they left behind, together marking this passage of time.

In conjunction with the projection an interfaith service commemorating the anniversary took place with local leaders of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. The University of San Francisco University Ministry hosted a service led by Rabbi Allen B. Bennett (Temple Israel), Sister Bhawana Kamil, (Muslim American Society) and Father John A. Coleman, S.J. (St. Ignatius Church).

Patrick Tidabeck, a first responder at ground zero, offered personal photographs and some of his own painted artwork which were included in the projection.

Project Media

Video Documentation