The ILLUMINUS 2017 festival premiered with an opening reception in the white marble lounge of 50 Milk Street. While much of the purpose of the festival is to showcase art on a large scale, ‘Photo Synthesis’ is a microscale projection mapped installation spontaneously created by Vanessa Till Hooper and Pamela Hersch.
This project was achieved through projecting directly onto delicate white orchids. The ‘canvas’ is a work of art in itself as every movement the flower makes is unpredictable and changes the shape of the images. Eighty guests watched as the flowers metamorphosed from city scapes and night skies to tango dancers and fireworks.