3D Data installation

Indebted

This concept looks at the entirety of America’s student loan debt in 2019. All $1.52 trillion of it. It is essentially a giant hole in the earth which people can descend into by elevator. It is comprised of 30 layers, each representing $50 billion of student loan debt in America. Located at UC Berkeley, this installation represents students of all economic status’. Finally, the message on the layers can be read normally going down the elevator while descending into the installation, and is meant to be read in reverse (line-by-line) when ascending back up, revealing a counter-message as you leave the experience.

UC Berkeley—Memorial Glade

Looking over the wall

Entering the elevator

The palindrome is meant to be read normally as you descend, and in reverse when going back up

Overview of installation on the floor when exiting the elevator

Looking from the inside, out