20 Nov Arcadia at Mason, Official Launch!
A PUBLIC ARTWORK BY SAM NESTER
PRESENTED BY MURALS AT MASON, MASON EXHIBITIONS
Location: President’s Park Hydroponic Greenhouse, Building 26 on campus map
On-site viewing outside the greenhouse: Available via Twitch beginning November 20, and outside Greenhouse BYO headphones/speaker
Live stream: 24 hours a day via Twitch beginning 11/20 twitch.tv/masonarcadia
Arcadia is a year-long public art project using sensors and computer software to translate the natural biorhythms of medicinal and edible plants into a stream of ever-changing music and light.
Arcadia may be experienced live online 24-hours a day at twitch.tv/masonarcadia or from outside the greenhouse following Mason’s social-distancing guidelines.
Bridging art, nature, and human awareness Arcadia is a virtual meditation and research platform for the Mason community. Workshops will be offered by the Center for Well-Being and Counseling and Psychological Services. Arcadia will also be utilized for student and faculty research on plant propagation, food security, sound/light healing, generative music, and more! Share YOUR research ideas with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia-Native Medicinal and Edible Plants Used in Arcadia
Arcadia plants will be subsequently relocated to the Innovation Food Forest and Green Studio.
Arcadia is not only an artwork in itself, but a research platform for student and faculty experiments involving musical composition, botany, neuroscience, wellbeing and environmental sustainability. Data from the project will be made available to artists and researchers for their projects.
Sarah D’Alexander, Patriot Green Fund Manager, GMU
Doni Nolan, Director, Greenhouses and Gardens Program, GMU
Dr. Andrea Weeks, Director of Ted R. Bradley Herbarium, GMU
Melissa Schreibsten, Director of Well-Being Programs, GMU
Katie Clare, Associate Director for Resilience Programs, GMU
Mark Cooley, Associate Professor, School of Art and Design and Director, Green Studio
Amanda Jarvis, Coordinator, Mason Innovation Exchange (MIX)
Paige Seber, NYC-based Lighting Designer