Breonna’s Garden Launches Intimate VR Experience at SXSW


AUSTIN, TX, March 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Last year, in solidarity with by Breonna Taylor family, artist and curator Lady Pheønix has developed Breonna’s garden, a revolutionary framework for worship through augmented reality (AR). Now, less than a year later, the project is providing safe virtual spaces to a wider audience through fully immersive virtual reality. Development of the project began after Lady Pheønix learned that Ju’Niyah Palmer (Breonna’s younger sister) was receiving death threats as she publicly mourned her sister’s murder on Instagram. After speaking with Ju’Niyah, it was apparent that she not only needed a safe space to process her grief; but so have entire online communities that have supported Breonna.

The Garden has gone from a healing tool for Ju’Niyah and her family to a healing tool for the nation. It is a shrine where Breonna’s name can be said without denial. After successes at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Perez Art Museum Miami, the Augmented World Expo where Breonna’s Garden won the prize for best societal impact.

SXSW is an opportunity to bring Breonna’s Garden to an international audience at the intersection of art, technology, social justice, education, entertainment, film, games, and more. This special place is a room inside the family home filled with memories and portraits of Breonna, all of which honor her life.

Lady Pheønix notes that the intention of Breonna’s garden is to preserve the heritage of Breonna Taylor in bloom. She remarked, “I hope the public will connect with the greater truth, that Breonna deserves justice. I hope this experience will soften hearts and that the public will be receptive to the tremendous amount of love present from in such a way that he will stand heart-to-heart with Breonna’s family and the rest of the world.”

Breonna’s Garden was created in partnership with a number of creatives who generously gave of their time such as legendary Australian artist Sutu who spearheaded the project as art and technical director. Breonna’s Garden invites those who wish to experience the original AR version before SXSW to download the application here. See the SXSW schedule here Now is the perfect time to say his name, Stronger.

Congress Ballroom, Booth #106
March 13-15, 2022 | 11h00-18h00

Austin Congress Palace
Room 16ab
March 16, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.

Media Inquiries: Hijinx PR | Heidi Johnson | [email protected] | 323.204.7246

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