Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Video Screening/Photo Show January 22nd

Arnold Arboretum Installation

"Trees of My City" Saturday, January 22nd at 1pm

+ Event Date: Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
+ Event Time: 1pm - 3pm
+ Admission: Free
+ Venue: The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
+ Address: Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130-3500

BOSTON, MA - 01/10/11 - Trees of My City is an original multimedia installation about the beauty and science of dormant, dead and decaying trees in one American city over one calendar year...and how we can expand our ideas about the cycle of life by contemplating how nature deals with death. 
Trees of My City artist Roberto Mighty with Camera
Installation Poster

Trees of My City will preview live at The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 from 1pm - 3pm.  The exhibit also includes
Roberto Mighty's fine art photography thru March 6th.

Trees of My City was filmed on location in Newton, Massachusetts. Through high definition video, unusual photographic perspectives, timelapse, underwater and aerial photography, digital compositing and surround sound audio, audiences will experience trees in unexpected ways and have their consciousness raised about our urban treescapes.

Click here for preview audience quotes.

An accompanying image-embedded gps webmap leads users of mobile devices to several of the trees in the installation.

Trees of My City was conceived and developed as a museum installation by Roberto Mighty, a filmmaker, photographer and new media artist.  Approximately a year ago, he began photographing and filming local trees.  The project grew to involve noted scientists, naturalists and tree advocates, including Eric J. Olson, PhD, Ecologist, Brandeis University; Kevin T. Smith, PhD, Plant Physiologist, Project Leader, USDA Forest Service; Simon A. Perkins, Field Ornithologist, Larry Sass, Ph.D., Department of Architecture, MIT; Jane Sender, Newton Conservators; and Marc Welch, Division of Urban Forestry, City of Newton.
The Arnold Arboretum
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is the oldest public arboretum in North America and one of the world's leading centers for the study of plants. Administered by the Office of the Provost of Harvard University and a link in Boston's Emerald Necklace of parks, the Arnold Arboretum is a unique blend of respected research institution and beloved public landscape. We provide and support world-class research, horticulture, and education programs that foster the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of trees.

More Information: Trees of My City Webpage

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