Exhibition in Highland Park, Brooklyn
Open August 28th – November 26th, 2021
Presented in Partnership with the NYC Parks Art in the Parks Program
Support Provided by: Brooklyn Arts Council & NYFA City Artist Corps Grants
The Hanging Gardens of Brooklyn is an ecologically-inspired sculpture and installation in Highland Park featuring a trellised canopy of edible plants and vegetables and a generative soundscape that reacts to changes in weather on-site. Throughout the exhibition, The Hanging Gardens will also be a pavilion venue, hosting activities such as performances, workshops, and other community events. The installation includes an integrated solar energy station which powers an automated drip irrigation system for the plants as well as sound and lighting systems. Sunlight passes through a luminescent centerpiece above and paints the grass like a fluid sundial, and this unique lighting element also illuminates the space at night.
The Hanging Gardens of Brooklyn marks the first public art installation by Bryce Peterson of Brycebot Studio. Bryce is a multidisciplinary artist and engineer with a focus on facilitating inter-species interactions and human consideration of ecological systems. With a diverse background in digital design and fabrication, Bryce built the 36ft. wooden structure in pieces at his Bed-Stuy Studio with additional support from SITU Fabrication and LERA+ Engineering. An avid gardener, Bryce also grew over 100 plants for the installation from seed, caring for them throughout the summer until they were transplanted into the artwork.
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