Illuminate Oregon City
Public Art Commission, Oregon City Oregon, 2013-2015
This public art commission was funded by a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts, allowing for an $80,000 budget for the creation of a video projection played nightly for one year on the Oregon City Municipal Elevator. The ninety foot elevator, one of three in the world and the only structure of its kind in the US, was originally built in the early 1900’s to elevate cars from a lower elevation of the city to a higher elevation. Re-finished in the 1950’s, the mid-century modern structure is reminiscent of the Space Needle in Seattle. Using original video footage, projection mapping technologies, custom control and weather protection systems and large venue projection equipment, elements of the physical and social, and historical landscape that are unique to Oregon City and the Clackamas region highlighted the historic Oregon City Municipal Elevator. The work was fully automated and could be controlled remotely.
For more information about this project check out the NAE website.