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Be The Media! Workshop with Bio-artist Natalie Jeremijenko: “Urban Infrastructure for Non-Humans”

July 17, 2013 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm EDT

Natalie Jeremijenko will lead the community to begin building a public art sculpture, Butterfly Bridge. The bridge will demonstrate possibilities of re-imagining our urban infrastructure, and guide us towards a bio-diverse ecosystem – one upon which our own health critically depends.  A Moth Cinema will be integrated into the structure, revealing the nightly dramas of love, survival and the fluttering lifestyles of the dark and mysterious.  This art installation will reveal the fragility of humans’ and insects’ eco systems, as part of an Environmental Clinic for ‘curing’ our local ecologies through citizen participation. The workshop is in collaboration with “Found Art in North Troy” during Uptown Summer, a 5-week series of public arts workshops designed to enhance livability through creative place-making.  “Bioart in an Industrial Wasteland” and “Found Art in North Troy” are funded by the National Endowment of the Arts, with additional support from NYSCA, community organizations and volunteers.

3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12180 United States
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