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flora&faunavisions + Tacoma Arts Live present

Utopian Garden

Friday, May 19, 2023 - June 30, 2023
Wednesdays - Sundays | Times vary
Select days and available sessions by following the ticket link below.
Weekdays: $39
Weekends: $49
Student*: $19
Children 3-6*: $12
Children under 2: FREE
Third Thursday of each month is half off standard admission from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
*Ticket must be purchased over the phone or in person at the Box Office
Play and Dream the World You Want in Utopian Garden

From Berlin to Tacoma comes a dynamic project by the world-renowned, visionary design studio flora&faunavisions. Utopian Garden will bloom as an immersive, fully interactive experience where creativity and science come together in the natural world. Utopian Garden invites the audience to actively participate in a vivid immersion of nature at the Tacoma Armory. “Utopian Garden sparks the imagination and helps build a collective vision toward utopia, a place of hope, health, and happiness. Tacoma Arts Live encourages everyone to play, dream, and let go,” says David Fischer, Executive Director of Tacoma Arts Live.

Utopian Garden kindles creativity and curiosity with learning opportunities for everyone in a stunning, simulatedenvironment. Influenced by ideas of revered visionaries ranging from Ada Lovelace and Carl Linnaeus, to Claude Monet, and many others. Following a guided storyline, participants actively build their journey through Utopian Garden, interacting with dynamic projections in beautiful visual scenes focused on art, science, and nature - all without the hassle of VR headsets.

One portion of the experience examines creativity and beauty using AI as a smart design for the future.After the tour, and to further activate imagination and understanding, guests are invited to participate in hands-on creativeworkshops adjacent to the exhibit. A variety of projects offer time for reflection and fun, along with the opportunity toengage with educators and other guests about their creation in the Utopian Garden.
About flora&faunavisions
Utopian Garden expresses the talent and advancement achieved during 25 years of experience in the interactive design space. It is borne from a deep-seated desire to offer a beautiful, thought-provoking and inspiring experience for everyone. Following the amazing success of Genius (the immersive and exploratory journey through the eyes of visionary polymath Leonardo da Vinci set to visit locations throughout Europe and the US until 2025), Utopian Garden is flora&faunavisions’ most daring and expansive project to date.

For more than 25 years, flora&faunavisions has been bringing immersive and interactive experiences to life – from exhibitions and live music shows to fashion events and stage productions. The internationally award-winning design studio is consistently at the forefront of new technologies, operating at the intersection of light, artistic media, language and digital frameworks, challenging and enriching our perception of how we absorb spaces, stories, moments and the world that surrounds us. Recent acclaimed works include stage and festival designs for the electronic musicians Solomun and Paul Kalkbrenner and curating and designing the interactive exhibition Olympus Perspective Playground, which travelled to more than ten countries. The studio also created the hit immersive experiences Magenta Moon Garden and Genius in 2021, as well as the spatial musical production Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise, which premiered at the Shed in New York City. For 2023 flora&faunavisions is currently designing Wagner's The Ring Cycle for Opera Australia, and Insideout, which will open in Seattle, San Diego, Boston and Chicago as part of the permanent WNDR Museum collection.