A New Kind of Library Experience
Client: Nashville Public Library
Location: Nashville, TN
Date: October 2014
Size: 30,000 sq ft
Project Collaborators: Lose and Associates, American Constructors, LMG, Imagen
Equipment Suppliers: Planar, Barco, Ideum, Elo
For nearly two decades, the Southeast Branch of the Nashville Public Library has been serving the Antioch community. In October of 2014, a new branch location was opened to the public after an extensive renovation to a previous department store space. This new branch is the result of years of planning with advanced technology being a major feature in the new location.
Nashville has quickly become a vibrant melting pot. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the community served by the Nashville Public Library’s Southeast Branch. Naturally, the Southeast Branch wanted to celebrate this medley of backgrounds and perspectives.
The Sharing the Moon digital art installation expresses the cultural diversity of the Southeast Branch library community with words and images, drawing us closer together by acknowledging our collective history and wisdom.
Five quotes in five languages and children’s drawings were collected from Nashville Public Library patrons. Amharic, Spanish, English, Arabic, and Vietnamese translations flow side-by-side, encouraging the comparison of cultures through language and meaning.
In addition, the children’s drawings suggest the art of communication at its most basic level, evoking the orgination of all language characters and letterforms. The background images of the moon signify a universal connection shared by all people, at all places on earth.
We would like to thank our friends at Planar Systems for featuring this installation in their product showcase.
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