IMA alumna Laurie Sumiye’s installation at Belfast Botanical Gardens

Laurie Sumiye’s unique video installation House of Glass will take place at the Tropical Ravine in Botanic Gardens on March 28, 2012 at 8:00 PM.

For one night only. Laurie will provide a brief introduction to her work from 8.15pm.

House of Glass is a video installation that captures intimate views of the Tropical Ravine House in the Belfast Botanical Gardens, built in 1889 to house exotic plants unable to survive outdoors. A unique Victorian-era greenhouse, the heated glass and brick structure was built as a sunken glen that allowed plants to take root in the ground. Video is projected upon the glass facade of the Tropical Ravine House and viewed at “plant-level”; glistening images of foliage hint at a human presence that enables tropical and temperate plants such as ferns, palms and hibiscus to flourish. It tells a story of a flower; born in a greenhouse in a pot, transplanted, and nurtured to live forever in a man-made house of glass. For more information contact the Digital Arts Studios Manager on 02890 312900 or email Or visit