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ARS Electronica Festival

September 9, 2020 @ 7:00 am - September 13, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

ARS Electronica Festival 
Telluric Vibrations
UCLA Art Sci Center x Botanical Garden

September 9th-13th • YouTube Live

Tel·lu·ric: being or relating to a usually natural electric current flowing near the earth’s surface. UCLA Art Sci Center was invited by ARS Electronica to be the Los Angeles Garden and is presenting a series of events under the title of Telluric Vibrations. Using the model of a plant growing both upward into the atmosphere and downward into the soil, simultaneously cultivating the Earth and the Ether – conceptually and physically, grounding technology.

Beaming live from the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden in the middle of the city and the molecular imaging labs underground at the UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), site specific installations and performances from the UCLA Art Sci collective will be showcased and presented online through live video and augmented reality. Sound art, bio art and immersive installations will be created to interact within the garden and its multiple species and sensory experiences.

The garden will not function as a backdrop, but rather as an integrated, collaborative element, as the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden aims to engage people with the broad ways that plants are woven intricately into our lives and bring diverse communities together. Dr. Victoria Sork, the Garden Director, will be giving the opening keynote talk “Tree Conservation, Genomics, and Change” on September 9th at 7:00am PST.

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September 9, 2020 @ 7:00 am
September 13, 2020 @ 8:00 pm