Out of Ice Installation
University of Westminster
Elizabeth Ogilvie

The Brief

Hawthorn was approached by Scottish environmental artist Elizabeth Ogilvie to support her stunning Out Of Ice exhibition at the University of Westminster, in February 2014.

Fusing art, architecture and science in an experimental artwork, comprising ice, water video projections and film, we were challenged to provide a solution to rig 70kg worth of ice cubes over two pools of water, which needed to be replenished every 3-4 days. 'No leaks' was a crucial part of the brief!

THE EXECUTION

Hawthorn projected an ice wall and four short films onto a free-standing wall, and also provided two 11m x 12m pools of water, ice rigs, projection, theatre lights and a viewing deck with seating. The installation also featured continuous real-time projections overlooking a large pool. Using powerful theatre lights and drops of melted ice water, the process was then projected onto the walls using refraction and reflection. A very cool project from beginning to end.

OUR CLIENT SAID:

"The Hawthorn team are impressive to work with. They are all good natured, highly professional and very positive with nothing being too much trouble. Peter Boott is the perfect collaborator - imaginative, understanding and always full of enthusiasm. I am so impressed with his support and thoughtfulness."

ELIZABETH OGILVIE, OUT OF ICE INSTALLATION