Hedgework Opens @ Brooklyn Navy Yard

We are pleased to announce a new project titled Hedgework, an urban landscape intervention that takes the form of a sentient hedgerow, has opened at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. An inaugural commission for the Yard’s new public art series, the project is on view through November 10, 2024.

Hedgework is a community of native plants and environmental sensors that create a biodiverse habitat that supports the butterflies, bees, birds and squirrels that inhabit it, while engaging the community members, workers, cyclists, pedestrians and others that surround it. But the essential and unique transformational relationship the Hedgerow creates is the real conversation between human and more-than-human stakeholders. Its infrastructure helps to generate a series of feedback loops that provide many opportunities for playful response and interaction. Hedgework seasonally transforms over the life-cycle of its installation, growing, generating data, building knowledge and writing a soundtrack that reflects the climate and disposition of the site.

Hedgework is a collaboration between Marek Walczak (Civic Space LLC), Mark Shepard (Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies (CAST)) and Antonina Simeti (Timbre Consultants) with contributions from Robbie Lee (sound composition), Wes Heiss (Civic Space LLC), Cindy Burkowski (landscape design), Timothy Noble (software/hardware development), Johanna Kindvall (graphic design) and Nayarit Tineo (installation support).

Read more about the project on UB Now or follow it on Instagram @sentienthedgerow