Inspired by the dream of native royal ferns growing through the cracks in concrete sidewalks, Osmunda will live in the heart of NYC at Gallery 151 from April 18th to May 7th 2018. Osmunda is organized by the non-profit production team Future Clear, the social impact film organization Redefined Films, and Solare Creative.
Osmunda aims to mobilize visitors to support these different local impact organizations. NYC Parks Green Thumb , ioby.org, Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Smiling Hogshead Farm , Civil Eats, Rise and Root Farm , Newtown Creek Alliance Lonely Whale, and Hellgate Farms.
Luke Namer is the founder of Redefined Films and an award-winning documentarian. Born and raised in New York City, Luke was inspired by the book Mannahatta by Eric Sanderson, which illuminated the thread between modern New York society and its history as an immensely biodiverse area. With Osmunda, Luke aims to prompt large communities of New Yorkers to spark deeper connections between themselves and the natural world and to engage visitors in sustainable practices for their own lives and neighborhoods.
Clear Studios is a holistic architectural design studio committed to creating dynamic, sustainable spaces through layers of medium. Conceived in the high mountains of Peru, Clear Studios aims to honor the earth through consciously integrating architecture, nature, technology as one. With Osmunda, Clear Studios creates an immersive, interactive environment to illuminate an embodied understanding that we (the people and the city of New York) are not separate from nature, we are nature.