Looking Through the Past
Site: Tempe History Museum, Tempe, AZ
Artists: Jeanine Centuori and Russell Rock
Architect: Weddle & Gilmore Architects
Client: City of Tempe Cultural Services Division and Tempe History Museum
The museum’s photographic and artifact collection is represented through a half-tone pattern. The process of creating dots is translated into a system of solids and voids in sheet aluminum. This piece references early newspaper halftone print methods, as well as offering a commentary on the elusive nature of history. The images are both present and ghostlike—creating momentary vignettes of clarity and abstraction.