9/11 Public Projection by Local Artist Ben Wood

Remembering 9/11 at St. Ignatius Church, University of San Francisco

ARTIST’S VIDEO PROJECTION  Beginning at sundown
A new commissioned video piece by artist Ben Wood will be projected onto the façade of St. Ignatius Church before and after the service. During the service a special program of LED lighting will be on view inside the Church.

An interfaith service commemorating the anniversary with local leaders of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths.

PUBLIC RECEPTION  Following the service
Join us for a reception hosted by University Ministry following the service in the Fromm Building behind St. Ignatius Church for refreshments and fellowship.

St. Ignatius Church and Manresa Gallery are pleased to announce a special interfaith service with an accompanying artist’s project on Sunday, September 11 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the September 11th World Trade Center Attacks. The University of San Francisco’s University Ministry hosts a service led by Rabbi Allen B. Bennett (Temple Israel), Sister Bhawana Kamil, (Muslim American Society) and Father John A. Coleman, S.J. (St. Ignatius Church). In conjunction, Manresa Gallery presents new work by San Francisco based, British artist Ben Wood, whose commissioned video work commemorates the lives lost in 2001. Wood’s video will be presented on the façade of St. Ignatius Church beginning at sundown, continuing into the evening after the service. A special program of LED lighting illuminating the interior of the Church will also be on view during the service. Please join us for a public reception following the service hosted by University Ministry.

Ben Wood is a British visual artist based in San Francisco who is deeply committed to improving community relations through art that is both engaging and accessible to the public. Wood received his BFA in Digital Media from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Master’s Degree in Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of the California Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation for his work to preserve the Mission Dolores mural in 2004 and the 0-1 Visa for Artists of Extraordinary Ability. Since 2004, he has carried out over 5 large-scale video projections onto Coit Tower in San Francisco. Wood’s work has been shown at the Museo Nacional de Arte in México City, the London Jewish Museum, and the East West Center in Honolulu.

View more photos of the event here.

San Francisco Sentinel
SF Weekly
San Francisco Chronicle
Office of the Mayor: Remembering 9/11

For more information please contact Tamara Loewenstein at tamara@manresagallery.org or call 415.422.6639

Photos by Madeline Brown