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Natural Artifice is an art installation & 360° video experiment at Denver Theatre District’s Understudy exploring how technology has changed the way we experience, understand and fantasize about nature. The work explores our connections and disconnections to our natural environments through the artificial tropes that represent them. Our backyard, the American West, has been embellished and fantasized about repeatedly giving it a hyperbolic persona. With this landscape as a backdrop, the project reimagines different myths of Mother Nature in the digital age.

Artist: Jayne Butler

WHEN: April 22 through April 29 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm daily. Closed Mondays. Opening reception is Saturday, April 21st from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will only be open 4/21 from 6-9pm. Open 4/20 from Noon – 6pm.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Jayne Butler is an artist in the University of Denver’s Emergent Digital Practices program and this is her Master’s thesis project. Support your local emerging artists!

Understudy is located at the Colorado Convention Center / Theatre District light rail stop near 14th and Stout. Look for the B-Cycle station next to the light rail tracks or Shantell Martin’s art bench.