Friday, November 20, 2020.
7:30PM - 10:00PM
Deering State will host a unique, outdoor installation that combines ‘land art’ with healing soundscapes at the Deering Estate by Spanish artist Javier Riera on November 20th, 7:30PM.
This ephemeral collaboration, titled “A Growing Transparency,” merges the geometric imagery of Spanish artist Javier Riera, projected onto a lush backdrop of mangroves, water and palm trees, along with an immersive soundbath curated by creative director and local artist Barbara Fernandez. Together, Fernandez and Riera have created a one-night experience that explores our relationship to the natural environment and the energy that pulses through a specific site. Their goal is to merge the resonance of sound, light and geometry, in order to enhance a transparent layer of energy that’s always present in Nature.
Participants are invited to stroll the grounds amid Riera’s stunning projections and immerse themselves in a dedicated soundscape composed by New York’s Josh Peck and curated by Fernandez. A circular speaker system on the estate’s main lawn weaves in a textured sound installation of koshi aria chimes, a handpan drum, monolina and chakapa rattles.
Feel free to bring a blanket and something to drink. We suggest you come in comfortable clothing and be prepared to take your shoes off and feel the earth beneath your feet. The grounds may be wet if it’s been raining.
This project is funded in part by Knight Foundation and Oolite Arts, through The Ellies, Miami’s Visual Arts Awards.
Cultural Arts Programming at the Deering Estate is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.