Secret Garden

Secret Garden, presented by NEW INC and Nokia Bell Labs
NEW INC, the New Museum’s cultural incubator based in New York, presents Secret Garden, an immersive storytelling installation that combines audio vignettes told by black women with dynamic, responsive visual feedback. The work is experienced as a non-linear episodic narrative of a multi-generational past, present, and future simultaneously. Conceived by artist Stephanie Dinkins, Secret Garden is inspired by autobiographical, ancestral, and futuristic experiences that highlight black female consciousness throughout history. Secret Garden is the culmination of the Nokia Bell Lab’s Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) residency program that engages NEW INC alumni and Nokia Bell Labs researchers for a year-long collaboration to produce new works of art that are enabled by Bell Labs technology. Dinkins collaborated with Emmy-award winning creative studio Scatter, using Depthkit — Scatter’s first ever product, which was incubated at NEW INC in its inaugural year.

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Credits

Director:

Stephanie Dinkins

Executive Producer:

Alex Darby

Principal Cast:

Brandi Porter, Dayne Board, Deborah Leon, Joy Sunday, Karen Vaughn, Laura Vandiver, Leah Arscott, lisa.creative, Melissa Moore, Tianna Mendez

Additional Credits:

Technical Production & UX Design: Mike Kelberman, Technical Direction: Hard Work Party, Visual FX: Dirt Empire & Noel Paul, Visual Production: Sensorium, Audio Production: Hidden Chapel Studios, Nokia Bell Labs Engineer: Danielle McPhatter, Nokia Bell Labs Engineer: Ethan Edwards

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Paul Jackson
pjackson@newmuseum.org
212.219.1222 x217

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Hybrid

Screening in:

Virtual Cinema Program

Screening Section:

Virtual Cinema Competition

Screening Category:

Virtual Cinema

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

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