Active Ecosystem (SMF) at the Sacramento International Airport

September 20, 2011

Camille’s latest permanent public artwork – Active Ecosystem (SMF) opens to the public on October 6, along with the new airport terminal. Commissioned by the Sacramento International Airport, this piece marks the first collaborative artwork between Camille Utterback and Michelle Higa Fox.

The artists worked with an incredible team including Barry Threw, Masako Miyazaki, Meghan Jean Kinder, and Andre Salyer to realize this technically challenging piece.

Active Ecosystem (SMF) consists of a series of 14 LCD screens mounted across the glass surface of a three-story elevator shaft in the airport’s new ticketing hall. Animations controlled by the rise and fall of the elevator depict changes in different ecosystems, linking the human movement within the airport to the environment outside.

The Sacramento Airport is hosting a free Community Day on October 2nd where the public can view the piece, along with the 14 other commissions located pre- and post- security.

The event is free, but requires an RSVP here.

Since Active Ecosystem (SMF) is pre-security, you can also see the piece anytime after the airport officially opens on October 6.