Inflight was designed through a collaborative process to visualize and materialize the unique environment, creativity, and dynamic nature of the UMBC community and its campus at large. We selected inspiration images such as a diagram showcasing a model for ‘therapy in response to cancer patients’, taxonomical graphs of ‘air pollution’, ‘microscopic projections’ of research produced in the Robinson Lab, and photographs of dancers performing a choreography in a dramatic and colorful light inside the Dance Cube. We noticed how all these processes constantly evolved, shifted, and moved. Inflight is trying to capture this movement and development.

Situated within the atrium of the new ILSB building, the artwork aims to inspire students, faculty, staff, and the many visitors who come to explore the state-of-the-art facility.

Design: VA | DESIGN
Project Team: Volkan Alkanoglu, David Moore
Structural Engineering: YetiWeurks
Fabrication and Installation: Demiurge
Photography: Judy Davies, Jeffrey Totaro
Client: Maryland Arts Council
Location: ILSB Building, UMBC campus, Baltimore, MD
Date: 2019
Status: Completed