Video in the Grove: The Pollinators by Sarah Rara

Make the Garden a part of your First Friday experience! Video Artist Sarah Rara will join us to introduce the video she made with footage taken in the UC Botanical Garden. Bring a picnic and enjoy this film under the Garden’s towering Redwoods in our stunning amphitheater.

The Pollinators focuses on the insects, birds, animals, and vectors that pollinate flowers. Filmed against brightly colored backgrounds that both attract and distract pollinators, the video explores wild color spaces, modeling the ultraviolet-rich color range perceived by insects that extends beyond human vision and the RGB colorspace of video.The Pollinators was filmed over the course of a full calendar year to document a complete annual cycle of flowering.with sound by
Luke Fischbeck.

The Pollinators is generally shown as a video installation, running as a non-narrative video loop structured by color from Red to Ultraviolet. This is a rare one-time-only screening of The Pollinators outside of the video installation and loop format, to honor of the native plants and pollinators of the UC Botanical garden at Berkeley that inspired the film.

 $10/ Children 12 and Under are Free

Register online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing