Mary Mattingly

Verdant: A Sound Tasting on Swale with Biome Arts

See an exciting concert of experimental music aboard Swale at Pier 6.

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Verdant: A Sound Tasting on Swale is chamber concert of new/experimental music presented by Biome Arts and Tenth Intervention, curated by Sally Bozzuto. The evening will feature works by Nathan Hall, Eve Beglarian, Sally Bozzuto, Dorian Wallace and Hajnal Pivnick featuring members of the Tenth Intervention Ensemble. The evening will also feature Data Bell, a sound installation by Brian House and Core 2.0, a multimedia installation by Biome Arts, both powered by weather data collected aboard Swale. This event is free and open to the public, but due to limited space we ask that you RSVP via Eventbrite.

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More about Verdant: A Sound Tasting on Swale with Biome Arts

Swale is a collaborative floating food forest where people may visit, partake in the caretaking process and learn about food sustainability. Created by artist Mary Mattingly, Swale functions as both an evolving sculpture and a tool by producing healthy food at the intersection of public art and utility.

Built from recycled materials atop a 130x40 foot barge, Swale was created to prove that food can function as a public resource in cities and to show that recycled materials can be made into functional and aesthetically pleasing structures. Visitors to Swale will see persimmon, bok choy, yucca, onion, tomatillos, herbs and other perennial fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants. Water to nourish the plants is taken directly from the East River and filtered through slow sand and activated carbon filters. Rainwater is collected from the rooftop of the Biome Arts Greenhouse Theater, a pavilion that serves as a performance space, activist meeting hall, and artist gallery aboard Swale.

Learn more about Swale on our Public Art page and see other Swale-based events here.