Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA
Sliver, (2010) by Christian Moeller, anchors a long sight line north along the Third Street Promenade into the newly renovated Santa Monica Place. The sculpture is a 21st century obelisk, a towering exclamation mark on the landscape, a totem pole of hidden and revealed information. With LEDs placed behind a layer of opaque glass, Sliver’s light dances and changes patterns constantly as it receives data feeds directly from a variety of cable news stations. Unlike the full screen of data we normally receive, with this light sculpture we only have access to a sliver of information.