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When you walk into a place called “The Leonardo” you can only expect to find art, in all its forms, covering every inch of the place. The Hylozoic Veil is the only piece in the museum you can see from every floor, it even permeates the air. This incredibly unique three-story piece is an immersive, responsive environment that combines physics, chemistry, sculpture, engineering and even hints of artificial life. It was created by artist and architect Philip Beesley. His living architectures have been exhibited around the globe, The Leonardo is one of the few institutions that acquired his work as a permanent installation.

The Hylozoic Veil was created to help us understand the relationship between all living things here on earth. This amazing creation combines physics, chemistry, art, and engineering to mimic natural systems, and paves way for the responsive architecture of the future!

Crafted in the Image of Da Vinci

The Hylozoic Veil was created with the ability to react to its environment, and it’s movement is captivating—almost like it’s submerged in water. The arms move in reaction to temperature increases and decreases, while proximity sensors trigger parts of the installation to move if it senses that someone or something is too close. The Hylozoic Veil combines art, science, technology, and physics, making it the perfect addition to The Leonardo.