Digital Nature 2019 - The Arboretum
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Wednesday, February 27; 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Digital Nature 2019

About This Event

Nature+Technology = Art. Experience amazing video and sound installations at Digital Nature 2019, an evening outdoor art exhibition at the Los Angeles Arboretum from February 27 to March 3. Events are available now. BUY TICKETS.

Contemporary artists project their work onto the lush landscape of the Arboretum. Inspired by the natural world and technology, the artists explore themes as diverse as butterfly wings, bird songs, heavy metal, and inter-active digital wildflowers.

The L.A. Arboretum transforms into an outdoor gallery where you can wander to view the unique, site-specific works of art. Some are interactive, a few with music, others silent. All are illuminated. The evening includes a no-host bar and food will be available for purchase.

The participating artists::
John Carpenter, Adam Donnelly, Tim Durfee, Mia Feuer, Ellie Irons, David Janesko, Richard Johnson, Chris Kallmyer, Jenny Kendler, William Lamson, Andrew McKee, Deborah Oropallo, Andy Rappaport, Timothy Roy, Justin Shrake, Shirley Watts, Nami Yamamoto, Andrew Yang, Brigitte Zieger

Digital Nature, first presented in 2016 at the Arboretum, is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and curated by Shirley Alexandra Watts.

Ticket Prices

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday
General Public: $16 adult; $14 student, senior, child (3-17)
Arboretum member: $12 adult; $10 student, senior, child

General Public: $18 adult; $16  student, senior, child (3-17)
Arboretum member: $14 adult; $12 student, senior, child

In 2016, the Arboretum hosted for Digital Nature: An Evening of Techno Botanical Art in the Garden. Inspired by the Arboretum’s long history with film and television, a group of acclaimed contemporary artists presented video and interactive digital works.

For two nights, our landscape, along with the plants and people who inhabit it, fell under a spell. Artists seized upon our defining botanical themes and scientific aims.  Some affirmed the basic assumption of a botanic garden—a place for the appreciation and study of plants. Others saw the environmental flux beyond.

– Richard Schulhof, Arboretum CEO


Curator Shirley Alexandra Watts is an artist, designer, and curatorof the ongoing project Natural Discourse a series of symposia, publications, and site-specific art installations that explore the connections between art, science, and the humanities within the framework of botanical gardens and natural history museums

I find it a fundamental irony that the closer humans get to the perception of nature, as mediated by a technological lens, the further we get from direct experience. There’s a sublimity that results from the convergence of technology with what we consider the natural.

– Courtney Egan, artist, Digital Nature, 2016


Digital Nature 2019 is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit



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