Sea to Sutro | Futurefarmers

Sea To Sutro Futurefarmers

Yerba Buena Center For The Arts San Francisco

From YBCA To Mount Sutro
Sat, Aug 4, TBD
FREE
See more at https://ybca.org/whats-on/futurefarmers-sea-to-sutro

A one-day procession where groups of people walk through the streets of San Francisco from YBCA to Mount Sutro, becoming a metaphorical body of fog rolling through the city.

Conceived as the last part of the creation of the Speculative Machine (2018), this performance is completed by participants who carry props made during the sixteen-week exhibition, including fog-harvesting implements. Small groups will take different routes from the waterfront to Mount Sutro, passing locations of various YBCA projects and partnerships, as well as sites that embody the rich cultural memory of San Francisco. Participants are encouraged to bring sound-making implements of all kinds, from musical instruments to kitchen utensils. The procession is a way of mapping movement through the city; groups can walk or take various forms of transit (MUNI, cabs, Lyft, hitchhike). The march will end in a celebration atop Mount Sutro, where participants present their props ritualistically to the fog. Open to all.

Elaine Bucholtz, artist and associate professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, will organize the procession, and filmmaker Jeff Warrin and artist Jin Zhu will film it. This program is created in collaboration with Blair Randall, Arts and Education Manager at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which supports the program.

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About the exhibition:

Founded in 1995 in San Francisco, the internationally renowned Futurefarmers group takes a collective, playful, inquiry-based approach to art making that spans multiple disciplines and ways of inhabiting the world, from sailing and farming to environmental design and DIY scientific experimentation.

Their imaginative, environmentally conscious projects provoke audiences to question the many ways that humans try to control nature, or imagine themselves as separate from it. Their work can be described as social sculpture, a type of making that activates art’s potential to change society. Futurefarmers: Out of Place, in Place surveys their practice to date, and includes what they call a new “speculative fog-harvesting machine,” a live project to be constructed and activated over the course of the exhibition. This exhibition is part of YBCA’s ongoing Changing the Ratio initiative. Over 70% of YBCA’s exhibitions from 2017 through 2019 are dedicated to monographic exhibitions of female artists or female-led collaborations.

More Public Programs:

Fri, Apr 20: Opening Night Party | Futurefarmers: Out of Place, in Place
Sat, May 5: See Level | Futurefarmers
Thu, May 17: Sewing Machine Disassembly | Futurefarmers
Thu, Jun 21: Speculative Machine | Futurefarmers
Thu, Jul 19: Electromagic Fog | Futurefarmers

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