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New Public Art Brings Light to Government Center Garage Underpass

New public art installation, Float, located at One Congress Street at the Bulfinch Crossing development, brings animal-inspired animated artwork, such as feathers and distinctive patterns, through engaging and slow moving color changes to the once dark underpass.

The new digital art experience was created by Pamela Hersch, a Boston-based musician, photographer, and video artist originally from Mexico City. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Pamela has since collaborated with fellow musicians and dancers, creating visual content from photography and music videos to live show visuals, aiming to represent their distinct sounds and personalities.

From dusk to dawn, the underpass is illuminated by 23 projectors shooting 345,000 lumens out onto the beams of the underpass, mapping out the custom created art produced by highly regarded local artists.

In addition to Pamela’s visuals, Float features music created by sound artist and Berklee alumni, Ella Joy Meir. Ella worked closely with Pamela to create a one of a kind, sight specific piece of music to accompany Pamela’s artwork. To gain the full experience, viewers can listen to Ella’s piece while viewing Pamela’s artwork by following QR codes located onsite.

This is the second iteration of the Underpass Projections, presented by Bulfinch Crossing developers, National Real Estate Advisors and The HYM Investment Group, in consultation with creative agency Isenberg Projects. After a successful five month installation showcasing the artwork of Boston-based artist, Zebbler, the underpass at One Congress Street has undergone its second transformation with the work of Hersch and Meir.

The piece is on view to the public now through the spring of 2021, with a rotation of future visual art installations to come. Read more at