Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Future's Past Installation in Hayes Valley

Kate Raudenbush and crew are busy installing Future's Past at Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley. Join her, her crew and BRAF's lively community of supporters at the Opening Reception, this Thursday!

Future's Past Opening Reception (artist present)
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Patricia’s Green
at Octavia and Hayes St
San Francisco, CA
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gather with your fellow BRAF and Burning Man art supporters and enjoy live entertainment and treats!
  • Performance by Cello Street Quartet - playing pop and rock songs, with a classical twist (facebook.com/CelloStreetQuartet)
  • Off The Grid food vendors with special discounts for BRAF supporters!
  • Special discounts for BRAF supporters at local businesses, including Ritual Coffee, Smitten Ice Cream and Suppenkuche's Biergarten!

Kate watches as her piece is raised into the air,

... carefully hoisted over its new site,

... and guided into place by her crew.

Funding is still needed for this project. Visit blackrockarts.org and make a donation today!

About the Project

First exhibited at Burning Man in 2010, Future’s Past is an ornate metal sculpture standing 24 feet tall, and tells a story of civilization being reclaimed by nature. The 12-foot base of the piece harkens an ancient pyramid. Springing from its top is an ornate 12-foot Bodhi tree, a symbol of freedom from earthly attachments. At night, eerie green light shines through the finely cut, circuit board-like patterns in the base’s walls.

About the Site

With references to both the future and the past, to both decay and renewal, Future's Past is conceptually an ideal fit for the reclaimed urban space of Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley, a public park where many residents and visitors find pause from their busy lives.

BRAF and HVAC have worked together to curate meaningful, relevant artworks for the Hayes Valley community. This will be HVAC’s seventh art installation. HVAC and BRAF share the belief that art can inspire lasting, meaningful connections between people. This site has become a case study for how art can build community and foster a vibrant civic landscape.

We hope you can join us at the Reception!

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