Art Shines at Night

By Rachel Johnson | Photo by Cydney Scott

For four nights in October 2013, a laser installation titled uboc No. 1 & stuVi2 connected Boston University’s Law Tower (dubbed the ugliest building on campus, or uboc) to the newest student residence (Student Village 2, or stuVi2). German artist Florian Dombois created the installation for nonprofit TransCultural Exchange’s Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts: Engaging Minds.

Dombois chose two buildings that were similar in size and shape, but separated by distance and time. The LAW building is one of the oldest towers on campus, and StuVi2 is the newest. The beam, which acted as a “dialogue” between the two buildings, also stretched across the BU Bridge. For the record, Dombois doesn’t think the Law Tower is the ugliest building on campus, but the name was too perfect to pass up.

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