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Digital Nature returns to the Arboretum, February 2019

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
February 27–March 3, 2019

In October 2016, an extraordinary event took place at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden: “For two nights, our landscape, along with the plants and people who inhabit it, fell under a spell. Artists seized upon our defining botanical themes and scientific aims. Some affirmed the basic assumption of a botanic garden—a place for the appreciation and study of plants. Others saw the environmental flux beyond.” —Richard Schulhof, LA Arboretum CEO 

The result was Digital Nature: An evening of Techno-Botanical Art in the Garden. Eighteen artists and their collaborators presented installation, video and interactive digital works that explored ideas about nature, culture and biology with themes as diverse as invasive exotics, petrochemical production, smog, cell mitosis, and an ancient Chinese poem. 

In February 2019, Digital Nature returns to the LA Arboretum! Once again, an amazing group of contemporary artists is being invited to project their work onto the landscape of one of Los Angeles’ most beloved public gardens to illuminate the unprecedented ecological and technological shifts that are remaking our world.

Participating Artists:
John Carpenter, Adam Donnelly, Tim Durfee, Mia Feuer, Ellie Irons, David Janesko, Richard Johnson, Chris Kallmyer, Jenny Kendler, William Lamson, Deborah Oropallo, Andy Rappaport, Timothy Roy, Justin Shrake, Nami Yamamoto, Andrew Yang, Brigitte Zieger

Wildflower Studies     John Carpenter & Justin Shrake, 2018

Bewildered     Brigitte Zieger, 2012

Bewilder (Diematic Eyespot Camouflage)     Jenny Kendler, 2016-17

Flood     Deborah Oropallo & Andy Rappaport, 2018

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