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Digital Nature: An Evening of Multimedia Art

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Thursday, Sept. 17 from 7-10 p.m.

Featuring art and music by:  Noisefold, Equulei, offthesky, Tess, Movax, Bryan Leister, Daniel McGlynn, Chrissy Espinoza, Acre Collective and David Fodel, Sarah Soriano and Leo Kacenjar.

This is the second year that local and national artists and musicians will come to Denver Botanic Gardens to present their explorations of the intersection of the digital and natural worlds. This year, the artists will focus on themes from the Jurassic Gardens exhibit: evolution and extinction. Artists working in digital media can create systems that have a life of their own, evolving according to conditions created by the artist.

Santa Fe artist Cory Metcalf and Dallas artist David Stout have created one such system. NoiseFold is an interactive visual-music-noise performance that draws equally from mathematics, science and the visual and sonic arts. This networked performance duet explores the use of infrared and electromagnetic sensors to manipulate and fold virtual 3-D objects that emit their own sounds. The result is a sonic and visual landscape that is otherworldy and yet somehow grounded in nature.

The other nationally known artists and musicians will present a wide variety of interpretations of the theme. Some of the art is interactive, including a make-your-own LED flower table and the chance to make your own electronic music. Breckenridge Brewery will offer beer samples, and Nexus Productions graciously provided AV support for the event. Enjoy this juried show in a lounge atmosphere with snacks, bar, and spaces to mingle, listen to music, and participate in interactive art. Come early to stroll the Gardens. Doors open at 6 and the show starts at 7. Bring your children--they get in free! Otherwise, the event is $8 for members, $10 for non-members, and $5 to students with valid ID. No advance ticketing--please register at the door. Hope to see you there!

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