Flourish is a 70-foot long site-specific artwork commissioned by Liberty Mutual for an executive corridor in the corporation’s headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. This unique piece combines MacArthur Fellow Camille Utterback‘s signature interactive installation work with a new display method – projection onto multiple layers of custom glazed and sandblasted glass.

For this installation, Slanted Studios shot custom ink footage to match the organic feel of the paint and glass. Our custom programming triggered both the ink texture library and generated the growing and falling leaves. Mapping allowed for any of the projected elements to appear within or behind any layer of glass.

Client: Camille Utterback / Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

Slanted Studios
Creative Director: Michelle Higa Fox
DP (Ink Footage): Chris Willmore
Animation: Erin Kilkenny, Elliot Blanchard
Compositing: Andrew Macfarlane
Programming: Dev Harlan
Documentation Music: Huma-Huma

Camille Utterback Studio
Glass Fabrication: Franz Mayer of Munich
Programming: Ian Smith-Heisters
Project Management: Dana Hemenway

Art Consultant: Erdreich White Fine Art

Special Thanks: Cathryn Griffith, Mike Hansen, Robert Minervini, Joseph Melamed, Sarah Cowan

August 2013

Photos

Photos by Charles Mayer Photography.

Process

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    […] Flourish is a 70-foot long site-specific artwork commissioned by the Liberty Mutual Group for the corporation’s headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. This unique piece combines MacArthur Fellow Camille Utterback’s signature interactive installation work with a new display method – projection onto multiple layers of custom glazed and sandblasted glass. Flourish consists of seven double-layered 5 by 8 foot glass panels, three of which are interactive. As viewers walk by the interactive panels, projected elements that correspond to the glass design react to viewers’ presence and location – colors splash across the background, a tree grows leaves, or releases them to float on the wind. For this installation, Slanted Studios shot custom ink footage to match the organic feel of the paint and glass. Our custom programming triggered both the ink texture library and generated the growing and falling leaves. Mapping allowed for any of the projected elements to appear within or behind any layer of glass.  […]