Time-lapse Video: Main Street Meltdown

As the 2008 election drew to a close, LigoranoReese felt it essential to connect the economic crisis and recession to the policies of the Bush Administration. Throughout the month of October as the artists were developing the installation, economic forecasts continued to darken. They decided to time the installation with the anniversary of the stock market crash of October 29, 1929, the Great Depression’s 79th anniversary coinciding with the final week of the 2008 election.