I WAS LEFT IN THE DARK IN THE BOTANIC GARDENS
Today I attended two “culture night” events. The second one was at 8PM in the Botanic Gardens and it was a light show and it was difficult to photograph as I was not permitted to use a tripod of a flash.
The event was presented by Dublin Fringe Festival in partnership with National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin and axis: Ballymun. With support from the Welsh Government Office in Ireland.
This meditative and immersive night-walk will guide you through a series of light and sound installations, exploring Dublin’s iconic Botanic Gardens as you have never seen them before.
Responding to our relationship with the natural world, these intimate artworks explore the cultural remnants humans have created through our love of nature. Empty bird cages, a playful song, the insides of cuckoo clocks and fragments from botanical dictionaries are intertwined, telling their story through unforgettable sound and light installations in the serene surroundings of the gardens after dark.
This is one artist’s attempt to make sense of a world, in which a passion for nature is mixed with an anxiety for its future.
Presented by Dublin Fringe Festival in partnership with National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin and axis: Ballymun. With support from the Welsh Government Office in Ireland.
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