Aurora Virtualis

The proposed installation would utilize projected video cast on many layers of transparent scrim fabric to simulate the Aurora phenomenon inside the Renaissance Court of the Worcester Art Museum.
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The installation would use multiple projectors to illuminate the fabric, enabling the aurora to slowly change and animate over time similar to the real phenomenon. Furthermore, the installation could be used to display other content tailored to to suit various events at the WAM. The Aurora could subtly display family photos submitted through email or real-time video of museum patrons within the neon aesthetic. The Aurora could also become more dynamic and reactive when used as a visual backdrop for musical performances held in the hall.
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For the most transformative and memorable results the Aurora would be complemented by a full lighting treatment of the Renaissance Hall for the entire duration of its installation. Lighting treatments would rely heavily on lighting gels to cover existing lights, but may also employ additional fixtures for washing larger surfaces with rich colorful light.
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The fabric of the Aurora would need to be suspended from metal tracks mounted to the ceiling in order to hold its shape. The tracks would be produced specifically for this installation and hung from the ceiling using infrastructure developed to support various future installations.

Aurora Virtualis

Early concept development for installations at the Worcester Art Museum.

Role
Artist
For
Proposal
Date
March 2019
Type
Proposal
Client
Worcester Art Museum