Before I Die
11/4/2013 2:07:30 PM
Before I Die is a global public art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public space. The installation runs from Tuesday, November 5th until Friday, January 31st. It is located in the lower level between the Louis Stokes Wing and the Main Library buildings.
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. Before I Die is a global public art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in a public space. Originally created by artist Candy Chang on an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved, the project is here thanks to passionate local residents who wanted to create a space for their community to share more with one another. It’s about remembering what is important to you. It’s about getting to know the people around you in new and enlightening ways. It’s about creating public spaces that help us see we are not alone as we try to lead personally meaningful lives. More than 100 walls have been created in over 10 languages and in over 30 countries, including Kazakhstan, Argentina, Korea, Italy, Australia, Germany, and South Africa.
For more information visit www.beforeidie.cc.