Overhead Current

Submitted by Georgie Friedman

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Client: Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Boston Cyberarts, in partnership with the National Park Service

Location: Boston, MA, United States

Completion date: 2012

Project Team

Artist

Georgie Friedman

Architect

Utile Design

Utile Design

Public Art Agent

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

Overview

Fast water currents were projected on the roof's convex shape, activating the overhead surface and placing viewers beneath the water. Two-channel, site-specific video installation, 8 min continuous loop (no audio), approx. 700 sq ft site footprint.

Goals

The goal of the project was to create a video-installation that responded to the architecture of the site and to the the natural-world-awareness missions of the National Park Service and Boston Harbor Islands Alliance. Another goal of the piece was to create a light-based piece as a part of The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy's Winterlights festival, which commissions temporary public art projects on the Greenway to enliven the long city park during the dark winter months.

Process

Georgie Friedman was invited by Boston Cyberarts to create a proposal for a temporary public art, site-specific video installation on the roofs of the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion. The artist's plans were approved by the National Park Service and the Boston Harbor Islands Alliance who are in charge of the facility. The projected was submitted to, and funded by, The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, who oversees the Greenway park where the National Park Service's Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion is located.

Additional Information

The structure was designed by Utile Design firm of Boston, MA: http://www.utiledesign.com/projects/harbor-park-pavilion/