Homouroboros – The Monkeys are Coming!!

Please join burners, press and public for the Black Rock Arts Foundation ribbon-cutting ceremony for Peter Hudson’s Homouroboros installation! This will be the official kick-off for the 01SJ festival, and the beginning of an entire month of monkey business in downtown San Jose.

The dedication will take place at 6pm on Saturday May 17th at the Children’s Discovery Museum – Discovery Meadow.

Once the ribbon is cut by Melissa Alexander, Executive Director of BRAF, and Peter Hudson, the artist and creator of Homouroboros, the drums will start to pound and the zeotrope will start to spin. Get ready for what Wired Magazine called the winner of the “WOW, did you see that?” survey at Burning Man 2007.

Reception follows the ceremony, and the end of civil twilight is at 8:39pm. Be sure to see this incredible zeotrope at its best … in full dark … to appreciate the effects under the strobe lights of what scientists call “the persistence of vision”.

And don’t forget, this piece will be in Discovery Meadow from May 15th – June 15th. Come by during the day, too (we’ll have special daytime viewers available). Bring friends, family, kids, neighbors and co-workers! It’s free to the public and a perfect fulfillment of BRAF’s mission to place experimental, highly interactive art in public settings.

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Postcard Photo: Tristian Savatier
Postcard design: Golddust

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