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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit www.digitalartsstudios.net.