Calling all Art, Science and Nature lovers! Come visit "Whispers in the Grove", an interactive, multimedia art installation at the East River Park Compost Yard which will be on view from June 15 through September.
Inspired by mycorrhiza, trees' communication through an underground network of roots and mycelium fungus, the artists built steel trees topped by cell-like bulbs made of reclaimed bottle caps from different cities around the USA. The forest-like structure is illuminated with internal lights, voice tubes invite people to whisper to each other from across the sculpture, and for the opening, a soundscape by poet Nicole Celeste Anderson will guide participants in contemplating life in symbiosis. Our budding understanding of the mycorrhiza phenomenon makes humans and plants seem more similar. This network is reminiscent of human neurons, the internet, even our network of roads connecting cities. Through 'Whispers in the Grove' artists Kathy Creutzburg, Natalia Lesniak, and Mirabai Kwan Yin seek to peak the public’s interest in science and nature, as well as fostering a sense of interconnection between humans and plants, leading to responsible conservation efforts and sustainable practices.
East River Park Compost Yard
New York, NY 10002