Zahor (Remember)- Composed out of four letters dedicated to keeping Jewish memory alive. Zayin-Kaf-Vav-Reish, these letters combine to form the shell of a memorial vessel which encloses an eternal flame surrounded by an uninhabitable void. As light seeps out from within the vessel, an infinite play of shadows spills onto the ground plane as a marker of chaos sheathed in hope.
Engraved with 20,000 names of Jewish havens which enabled escape, refuge, and spiritual preservation for victims of the Holocaust, wooden panels radiate from the boardwalk and onto the memorial forming a ‘field of resistance.’ This system of panels rises up to sculpt the body of the vessel and its surrounding roofscape in one continuous swoop.
An overlook platform provides an elevated view of the site, revealing a railroad track hidden below its surface. Flanked by narrative panels, these ‘remembrance rails’ provide a structural path for reflection, a foundation for hope amidst ineffable loss.
Location: Atlantic City, NJ