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Wilder LIC Group Exhibition Opening Reception
May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us Saturday, May 5th for a celebration of untamed New York with Wilder LIC, the very first group exhibition at the Windmill Community Garden. This outdoor exhibition features thirteen artists whose work seeks to make visible the wildness that lies just below the city’s concrete. Food and refreshments provided by Juquila Kitchen. Engaging conversation provided by you.
Full Exhibition details: fluxfactory.org/event/wilder-lic-group-exhibition
Wilder LIC will run May 5 – June 17, with performances, workshops, and special events throughout!
More about the art:
Johann Dedrick’s Listening Stations allow visitors to hear what is going on in the garden’s soil, water supply, and air currents using custom-made technology. Kristyna and Marek Milde’s Planetarium Tea Garden hosts wild, edible herbs and flowers that can also easily be found growing within the cityscape. Katya Khan’s Pretty / Ugly explores the often ignored aesthetics of worms and fungi. Alex Nathanson’s Solar Panel harnesses the power of the sun for artistic purposes. The glass and metal sculptures of Valeria Haedo transforms the astonishing invisibility of this light into its perceptible component parts. The Next Epoch Seed Library is creating a time capsule of weedy species’ seeds to be dug up and germinated every 20 years.
Wilder LIC will also feature numerous performances designed to enable participants to interact with the city’s wildness. Andrea Haenggi’s participatory fieldwork There was a sign saying “Don’t touch me” invites the audience to collectively co-create a performance work with wild urban plants (aka weeds). Thomas Choinacky and Christopher Kennedy explore LIC’s forgotten landscapes and dive into the unique ecology of the Windmill Community Garden. And so much more! Full details at: fluxfactory.org/event/wilder-lic-group-exhibition
Inspired by George Monboit’s book Feral, Wilder LIC seeks to alleviate the ecological boredom experienced by urban denizens resulting from homogeneous landscapes by channeling what is wild through familiar media and technologies. The goal of this exhibition is to create an accessible platform for new ideas about ecological and cultural diversity.
Curated by Lorissa Rinehart & Nat Roe.