Video Documentation of The Emerson College: Uncommon Project 2017, a series of visual and media projected art installations that illuminated the Little Building at 80 Boylston Street from December 2017 to January 2018, during the building's construction and renovation.
Inspired by the opportunity to create “the largest ongoing projected art canvas in the United States”, this dramatic visual display was viewable on the ground from the Boston Common and the surrounding area. With curatorial oversight by Emerson’s Foster Chair in Contemporary Art and Distinguished Curator in Residence, Joseph Ketner, the College partnered on the project with the Emerson Urban Arts program and the faculty Public Art Think Tank (PATT) in coordination with Elkus Manfredi Architects and the creators of Boston’s ILLUMINUS festival.
The Uncommon Project illustrated the creativity, artistic excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, inspiration, and influence that animate our classrooms, stages, studios, and anchor desks — and provided the public with a first-hand experience of the vibrancy of Emerson. It combined the incredible work of local artists, Emerson faculty, and students.
The purpose of The Uncommon Project was to make a meaningful and significant contribution to public art in Boston; to provide artists with new and dynamic opportunities to showcase their work; to inspire, embrace, and celebrate our great city’s emerging diversity; and to expand the College’s reputation for innovation in the arts and communication in Boston and around the world.