Interactive art in Nulu provokes thought about life and death

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by WHAS11

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Posted on June 6, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 6 at 9:39 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Outside of the new, temporary Speed Art Museum offices on Market St in Nulu you’ll find painted pieces of plywood with a piece of chalk to write down your dream.

“The idea came from an artist in New Orleans. Candy Chang,” said Augusta Holland.

Holland is just one of many behind the “Before I Die” wall in Louisville, but the idea has caught on and the boards now span borders, countries and languages without a shortage of aspirations.

At the wall, people spontaneously discover their desires. The hope is to start a community conversation.

“Connecting with other people in a really unique way because you don’t see them, you don't know them, but you're telling part of your story. So, it's in a way a very personal thing to write something on here,” said Holland.

Once it’s full, a Speed Museum photographer documents the writings on the wall before they’re washed away.

Holland says they hope to put other walls up in other neighborhoods to observe how the conversation changes with the location.
 

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