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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Presents

Sonic Succulents: Plant Sounds and Vibrations
by BBG
May 19, 2019

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is excited to announce Sonic Succulents: Plant Sounds and Vibrations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, an installation of living interactive sound artworks by Los Angeles–based Adrienne Adar. Adar amplifies familiar plants with handmade sensors so that visitors can interact with plant life through gentle touch and sound.

This playful and surprising exhibition explores concepts around plant growth, communication, ecology, and sustainability. Installations around the Garden will deepen visitors’ understanding of and connection to the natural world. Sonic Succulents will be on view in the Visitor Center and at locations throughout the Garden from May 16 through October 27, 2019.

About the Artist

Adrienne Adar is an artist based in Los Angeles whose practice employs sound, video, photography, and social participation through installations and programming. Creating interactive experiences, Adar incorporates living flora and technology in site-specific activations. Animating plants with sound brings new visibility to botanic life through an audio translation. Working across media, Adar explores how advances in technology reshape our understanding and experience of the natural world. As she explores the distinctions and commonalities between visual and auditory realms, Adar reflects on interdependencies among social behavior, sound, and our environment.

Sonic Succulents is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council.

About Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Founded in 1910, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. Situated on 52 acres in the heart of Brooklyn, the Garden is home to nearly 15,000 types of plants and hosts approximately 800,000 visitors annually.

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