‘2001’ was a project by Wolfgang Staehle – on 8 September 2001, two cameras would automatically take a photo of the Manhattan skyline every four seconds. The images would be sent over the internet to two projectors in a New York gallery and form a real time mural. Three days into the project, he unwittingly recorded the airliner that was crashed into the North tower of the World Trade Centre. The story of these and other images and how they shaped our understanding and interpretation of the events of 9/11, is told in David Friend’s book ‘Watching The World Change‘.


2 thoughts on “2001

  1. I cannot look at these photos, David. Many friends were either at risk in the buildings themselves, and 1 died as a result of this attack. I admire what Wolfgang has done and I hope I can view all of his work at some point in the future.  My husband, daughter and I had just left New Jersey via NYC the day before this happened, and we all happily looked at NYC and the Trade Towers as we crossed the Tappan Zee Bridge up in White Plains. Little did we know.Upon hearing of the bombings, my aunt went up to one of the harbor towns in New Jersey in the hope that she could assist with the injured coming across the water from NYC as she is a nurse. She was shocked when almost no one at all came over the water. The time and the experienced are etched in our brains here.

    Alyssa   Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.


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