A transcript describing a walking tour of the Lower 9th Ward, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, visualized. The subject has three voices - regular, yelling and the whispers. If you’re not concentrating hard enough, you might even miss the whispers. These, however, are often the most powerful - these messages are haunting. They are not chaotic like the yells, they are soft - the subject breaks down and their voice often cracks or shakes.
The identity has been inspired by sound waves and damaged video. I wanted each subject to have their own space, where I could uniquely visualize their stories through type, but keep it consistent with the rest of the system. Type is often repeated, this is to express how the individuals are constantly transported back in time, and no matter how they try and move forward in their lives, they are reminded by what the hurricane has taken away and what memories it has muddled or destroyed.
RELIVING is based on the life of KIRK WASHINGTON and how constant reminders of his past and of the hurricane plague his daily routine. His story is that of trying to move on.
REWINDING is Jean Gibson's story; she has had everything taken away from her - everything. Gibson constantly tries to look forward.
A unconscious step back in time. REWINDING is the story of Roy Bradley’s loss - a reset on life.
Because we were given content formatted as a transcript, I did not want to force the information into a medium it was not — a traditional book. I wanted each subject to have their own space, where I could uniquely visualize their stories. Throughout the booklet there are also scanned images that have been organized in order to relate to the stories of that in the booklets.