Exhibitions

Tribeca Festival

Tribeca Festival

AR world premier of Breonna's Garden. The experience was supported by a panel moderated by Fordham University professor, Christina Greer.

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Art Basel

Art Basel

Breonna's Garden bringing mindfulness to the metaverse in partnership with the Perez Art Museum and Frost Science Museum with support from Filmgate Miami.

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SXSW

SXSW

VR world premier of Breonna's Garden. The experience was supported by a panel moderated by Princeton University professor, Dr. Ruha Benjamin. 

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GHC

GHC

Breonna's Garden reached over 20,000 at the annual Grace Hopper Conference. Attendees ethusiastically waited in 3-4 hour queues to enter the Garden.

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BLINK

BLINK

Art has the power to heal.  In partnership with Cincy Nice, we’re honored to invite the city of Cincinnati into the Garden. BLINK attracted over 2 million attendees across the 4-day event.

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WeGive Flowers

WeGive Flowers

Breonna's Garden comes home to Louisville, Kentucky for a celebration with family, friends and community in honor of Breonna's 29th birthday.

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Awards & Nominations

Auggie Awards - Best Societal Impact

Auggie Awards - Best Societal Impact

Winner, Best use of AR or VR technologies to make a meaningful and positive impact on the world.

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PGA Innovation Award

PGA Innovation Award

Finalist, Innovation Award recognizing the production of a noteworthy, impactful new-media project that significantly elevates the audience’s viewing experience.

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AUREA Top 50 Award

AUREA Top 50 Award

Nominated as an AUREA Top 50 project in the field of immersive entertainment.  AUREA is a global competition to identify excellence in augmented, virtual or mixed reality.

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CREDITS:

A YESUNIVERSE PRODUCTION

FEATURING JU‘NIYAH PALMER, TAMIKA PALMER, KENNETH WALKER, LADY PHEØNIX

AR PRODUCTION BY EYEJACK 

AR PROGRAMMING LUKASZ KARLUK AND MALO WELLK

VR PROGRAMMING BIG ROCK CREATIVE

VOLUMETRIC CAPTURE COURTESY METASTAGE & MICROSOFT 

AUDIO ECCO VR 

TECHNICAL ARTIST BRENDA CHEN

COMPOSER JAKE STEELE 

CHARACTER ARTIST CANDIE QUACH 

RIGGING AND ANIMATION JC LEON

CONTENT MODERATION XR SAFETY INITIATIVE

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY UNITY   

ART & TECHNICAL  DIRECTOR SUTU 

PRODUCED BY LADY PHEØNIX, JU‘NIYAH PALMER, KENNETH WALKER,

TAMIKA PALMER, ALISON LUCKER, AND HEIDI JOHNSON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JOANNA POPPER AND LADY PHEØNIX

DIRECTOR LADY PHEØNIX

WITH SPECIAL THANKS AND DEEP GRATITUDE TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE FOR THEIR EXTRAORDINARY SUPPORT:

JU’NIYAH PALMER

TAMIKA PALMER

KENNETH WALKER

CHYNA MCRAE

DALYA PEREZ

ALEX KIPMAN

JASON WASKEY

HANNAH BIANCHINI

RYAN GASPAR

STEVE SULLIVAN

DAVID WOLF

KATHY SAELEE

 JEHAN CHU

HP

UNITY

EYEJACK

METASTAGE

EMERSON COLLECTIVE

BIG ROCK CREATIVE

 

THE GARDEN WAS CREATED WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF BREONNA’S FAMILY, JU’NIYAH PALMER, TAMIKA PALMER, KENNETH WALKER,  ART AND TECHNICAL DIRECTION BY SUTU, VOLUMETRIC CAPTURE BY METASTAGE AND MICROSOFT, PROCESSING COURTESY OF MICROSOFT, AUDIO BY ECCO VR, MUSIC BY JAKE STEELE, CHARACTER ART BY CANDIE QUACH, TECHNICAL ART BY BRENDA CHAN, RIGGING AND ANIMATION BY JC LEON, CONTENT MODERATION BY XR SAFETY INITIATIVE AND KAVYA PEARLMAN, PARTNERS LIKE EMERSON COLLECTIVE, CHYNA MCCRAE AND DALYA PEREZ, JASON WASKEY, JEHAN CHU, SHELIA AND APOLLO RUACHSHADDAI

 

 

Press

News 6 Orlando

News 6 Orlando

There are a number of technologies at work in the Garden. The greatest technology deployed in Breonna's Garden isn't what you'd expect. It isn't the volumetric capture, the photogrammetry nor the Garden metaverse, it's LOVE.  Love is the greatest tech there is." 

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CBS Austin

CBS Austin

Taylor's narrative is largely confined to March 13th the day she was murdered by police in the home she shared with her sister, Juniyah Palmer. As the exhibition travels, Juniyah observes the healing impact the Garden is having her and others.

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Courier Journal

Courier Journal

A story of Love: Memories of Breonna Taylor come to life with Breonna's Garden XR exhibition in Louisville after a nationwide tour that included Art Basel, SXSW and Tribeca Film Festival. Breonna's Garden comes home to bloom in Kentucky.

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NBC Black

NBC Black

To “Give Flowers” is to honor and adorn with affirmations of appreciation. Flowers are the personification of love. So, when you say her name do so with reverence and flowers at the tip of your tongue," says lead gardener, Lady Pheønix.

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Art Loft

Art Loft

Meet Lady Pheønix, the creator of Breonna's Garden, a revolutionary framework for veneration through Virtual Reality (VR).  The project honors the life and memory of Breonna Taylor through virtual communal spaces for healing.

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News 4 New York

News 4 New York

The legacy of Breonna Taylor lives on in an immersive art exhibition that doesn’t focus on the tragedy of her untimely death, but rather the beauty, joy, and vibrant moments of her life recalled by her loved ones. "Now, right now, is a perfect time to say her name, louder." 

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BLOOM WITH US

Now, more than ever, collective healing and reconciliation feel paramount to the evolution of our human (his)story. We'd love to share Breonna's Garden with your community. Contact Alan Smith for exhibition and speaking opportunities [email protected]

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