The Many Lives in Sea Wall/A Life

Every life is filled with powerful moments that deserve to be shared. That’s a major theme of Broadway’s Sea Wall/A Life, and it’s the spirit of a special art installation that AKA helped create for the show. 

In the lobby of the Hudson Theatre, where the production runs through September 29, audiences are greeted by a wall of candid photos. They come from the personal collections of people connected to the show, and they all represent cherished personal memories. It’s breathtaking to see the images together — like turning the corner and discovering hundreds of happy people. (You can see more if the installation here.)

The installation echoes a block-long collage on the Hudson’s 44th Street wall, which features candid, lively photographs taken by the artist JR. And of course, both projects set the mood for the production’s life-affirming look at how all of us are united by the stories we tell about our lives. When visitors see the show — or take selfies in front of the photo installations — they’re underscoring that a great memory can be created anywhere, at any time.