One Emerson: Virtual Commencement

Submitted by Allison Tanenhaus

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Client: Emerson College

Location: Boston, MA, United States

Completion date: 2020

Project Team

Curator

Leonie Bradbury

Emerson Contemporary

Technical Lead

James Manning

Emerson Contemporary

Overview

A massive-scale digital art commission with dynamic abstract art and uplifting typography. Curated by Emerson Contemporary, the work was projected on an 80-foot building overlooking historic Boston Common and live streamed for students, family, and friends to enjoy from a safe distance.

Goals

This project was initiated to celebrate Emerson’s 2020 graduates, who were unable to celebrate in person because of COVID-19. The concept was to create a public art piece that honored them, but was also universal enough for the city of Boston's full community to appreciate.