All Star
2002


Six of the most famous towers in history, recreated in sandblasted Plexiglas, emerge in marching band formation from a field of multihued glass marbles: the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower, the Chrysler Building, the Bank of China, the Space Needle, and the Trylon and Perisphere, a pair of structures built for the New York World’s Fair of 1939. With the exception of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the oldest structure represented, the structures are built on a super-human scale, towering over the viewer like a champion basketball team.
Each tower acts a speaker and possesses its own sound. Together they are arranged to create a drum corps. Individually, the structures are worldly iconic embodiments of their respective cultures. Collectively, they symbolize an idealistic vision of ideas and art flowing freely between cultures. As the apparent fragility of Tallichet’s austerely sleek structures complicates their beauty and periodic silence punctuates the engaging quality of their accompanying sound, her installation calls to our attention the lingering traces societies leave behind. All-Star asks whether today’s monuments will become tomorrow’s ruins and if our varied methods of communication will turn into future legend. back