The proposal to establish a monument echoing the various works of El Lissitzky reveals a the notion of space and depth within three-dimensional structures. the system highlights emptiness, depth, projections - disclosing its physical absence. The project consists of a 3D orthogonal grid conforming to the size of Wolkenbrugel. By subtracting, in the manner of molding, a reconstruction of the spatial presence manifests as an imaginary structure -which remains invisible but perceptible. From this imprint, the imagination of the visitor completes the virtual projection of the monument. at night, a light network reveals the virtual contours of the form -where bright spots distributed throughout the structure act as dynamic support for interventions of invited artists.
As cleanup continues two years after the deadly tsunami that struck Japan, a decision was made to preserve the memory of the miracle pine tree. The towering 88-foot tall pine tree was the last standing among a forest of 70,000 trees that were completely wiped out along the coast in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture. The tree survived for nearly 18 months after the tsunami but eventually died due to high levels of saline introduced into its environment, after which is was felled and giant molds were created to again form the trunk and branches as they stood when the tree was alive. The monument is set to be unveiled this week.