Alum Sally Bozzuto, one of the founders of Biome Arts, will be curating a set of screenings that will take place on Swale, scroll down to get the whole story!
ABOUT BIOME ARTS Biome Arts is a collective of artists, designers, engineers, biologists, and activists producing work that anticipates the next global paradigm: ecologically sustainable, open source, commons-based culture. We create large scale, eco-digital installations that enable other artists and the public to reimagine their relationship with nature and technology.
ABOUT ECO_HACK 2016 Eco_Hack 2016 is a large-scale art installation and event series that is a communal incubator for radical practices of art and activism based on open-source technologies, environmental awareness, and semi-autonomous commons. Eco_Hack 2016 is a multi-faceted project consisting of a structure, art installation, digital data collection and an event series. This video screening will take place in the Greenhouse Theater, a multi-purpose art installation and structure built on board Swale by Biome Arts. For more information about the project including a calendar of events, please visit biomearts.net/ecohack2016
ABOUT SWALE Swale, by artist Mary Mattingly, is a floating garden of edible and medicinal plants that asks the question, what if healthy, fresh food could be a free public service and not just an expensive commodity? Built on a 130-foot by 40-foot barge Swale contains an edible forest garden using a sustainable form of agriculture called permaculture. Swale imagines an alternate future with water and fresh food as commons.
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING, October 8, 2016 ALT/Future: a screening of short documentary pieces intersecting themes of ecology, technology, food justice, alternative systems of food, energy, and water. ALT/Future is part of our Eco_Hack 2016 event series taking place aboard Swale, a floating public forest of edible and medicinal plants by Mary Mattingly, currently docked in Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6.
VIDEO ART SCREENING, October 22, 2016 Join them on Swale for a screening of video artworks intersecting themes of ecology, technology and autonomy. Program TBA.
Special screening of TOXICITY by Roderick Coover and Scott Rettberg. TOXICITY is a hybrid generative database narrative in which six fictional characters confront life decisions brought about by the toxic floods of rising seas and storms in a computer-driven recombinatory film that never plays in the same order twice. The date of this screening is TBA.