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Greenhouse Theater | Public Sculptures by CHIAOZZA | Swale in Bronx
Image credit: Biome Arts
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Greenhouse Theater - Public Sculptures

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Greenhouse Theater
Wood, polycarbonate, aluminum, muslin screens, digital projectors, 10 x 12 x 12'
New York
2016

In collaboration with Biome Arts for Mary Mattingly's SWALE
Images courtesy of Biome Arts

The Greenhouse Theater is a 10 x 12 x 12’ pavilion set at the center of Mary Mattingly's floating food garden project SWALE. This structure serves as a performance space, activist meeting hall, gallery and platform for artworks that emerge from the multiple overlapping considerations of renewable energy systems, environmental protection, open source software, digital literacy, networked activism, and collective organizing. Designed and built by Terri Chiao & Adam Frezza with the international collaborative Biome Arts along with a team of dedicated volunteers at King Marine in Verplanck, NY during the summer of 2016. Learn more at EcoHack2016

What if healthy, fresh food could be a free public service, and not just an expensive commodity? That’s the question we really want to ask with Swale. Swale, a collaborative floating food project, is dedicated to rethinking and challenging New York City's connection to our environment. Built on a 130-foot by 40-foot floating platform, Swale contains an edible forest garden and a floating pavilion, designed by CHIAOZZA in collaboration with Biome Arts. Functioning as both a sculpture and a tool, Swale provides free healthy food at the intersection of public art and service. With Swale, we want to reinforce water as a commons, and work towards fresh food as a commons too.

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