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Shakespeare’s Garden: An Immersive Sound Stroll Through His Sonnets, Soliloquies, and Scenes

  • Recurring daily February 5 - May 26, 2024 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery
    105 N. Union Street

On Display now through early summer 2024 at Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Presented by the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts and Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) as part of Innovation & Creativity, a yearlong exploration of art, technology, and cross-disciplinary collaboration beyond boundaryless possibilities.

Meander through Shakespeare’s Garden to experience his works through immersive imagery and soundscapes. Explore the garden’s multiple layers of rich sound through ambient Garden soundscapes, and step into the texts of Shakespeare to hear recordings of his sonnets, soliloquies, and scenes reimagined and performed by Virginia Tech students.

Three installations (2, 3, & 4) project Shakespearean texts and integrate images: blooming flowers, cool rains, and a windy moonlit evening. Composed soundscapes include field recordings of nature that harmonize into rhythms and textures.

Imagery and sound continuously loop. Linger, revisit, and explore to hear the complete texts and soundscapes. Pick up a gallery handout when you visit or download a copy here to learn more.

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