Departure

2016

 

Utterback was one of three artists invited to propose a landmark public art piece for the entrance of the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco. The documentation in the gallery at right gives an overview of the historic context and proposal, which involved custom sewn flags with abstract shapes referencing boats, brushstrokes, or “portals” within them, and corresponding projections onto these flags at night indicating possible departures or journeys. The proposal’s concept of projecting onto moving fabric continues Utterback’s exploration of dimensional display surfaces. The flag designs and videos would have been refined further if Utterback’s proposal was selected.