This Memorial Day is a time for reflection and I have always thought that this project was an interesting one[though I have never had the opportunity to see one of the boards in person] so I thought I would share it. As another person who struggles to maintain perspective and balance in life I have thought long and hard about what I would write to complete the sentence: ‘Before I die I want to…’ And I would have a difficult time limiting myself to filling out only one line because I have many lofty ideas floating around in my head with things I would like to accomplish/do in my life. Be it career related goals, sappy emotionally driven wishes, travel aspirations, or something off of my mile long bucket list.
The artist responsible for the project is Candy Chang and she has embarked on many other interactive projects. I also got a kick out of the career path project that was done in Turku, Finland in 2011. The installation had boxes in multiple languages that read: ‘When I was little I wanted to be _____. Today I want to be _____.’ I can actually say with confidence that my response would be the same for both blank spaces…an artist! :)
I am a big fan of TEDtalks and Candy did a short one in July of last year so take 6 minutes or so and find out more about how the ‘Before I die I want to…’ project came to fruition: