November 24, 2014 Kennett Square, PA - Longwood Gardens, one of the world’s great display gardens, will debut Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience in summer 2015. Nightscape takes guests on an immersive evening journey around the Gardens where they will encounter moving imagery and light choreographed to music and brought to life by the natural canvas of Longwood’s plants, leaves, trees, and lakes. Created by Klip Collective of Philadelphia, this innovative display is Klip’s first garden-wide installation and will showcase never-before-seen views of Longwood at night.
“Longwood Gardens is thrilled to present Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience,” said Executive Director Paul B. Redman. “Using our Gardens as the inspiration and the canvas, Klip is creating an imaginative visual and sound experience. Our guests will journey through the landscape and encounter the beauty of the gardens in a new and memorable way, augmented by light, moving imagery, and sound,” Redman said.
Nightscape will include seven site-specific locations around the Gardens, with each experience inspired by the Garden setting. Locations include the Rose Arbor, Large Lake, Flower Garden Walk, Topiary Garden, and the grand Conservatory.
“Our team at Klip is excited to present a body of work of this scale at Longwood,” said Ricardo Rivera, one of the founding directors of Klip Collective. “This is our first opportunity to create such a transformative garden environment while incorporating original scores from multiple composers. From abstract reflections off the large lake to a projected animation on a giant Chinese Scholar-tree, Longwood will truly be an immersive experience on an epic scale.”
Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience opens July 1, 2015 and will be on view through October 31, 2015. Tickets go on sale March 2015.
About Klip Collective
Klip Collective is a visual art shop bridging projection lighting, technology and storytelling. Klip was founded by photographer Pier Nicola DʼAmico and video artist Ricardo Rivera in 2003 to create immersive video projection experiences. In a short ten years, the Philadelphia–based firm has gone from being a purely artistic endeavor to an experiential partner sought out by many of the world’s most respected agencies and cultural institutions. Klip Collective has had installations at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, and Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier in 2007, 2013 and 2014. For more, information visit www.klip.tv.
About Longwood Gardens
In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing 1,077 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and 4.5-acre conservatory. Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the performing arts. Longwood Gardens is on US Route 1 near Kennett Square, PA. For more information, visit http://longwoodgardens.org or call 610-388-1000.