Future’s Past Installation in Hayes Valley


Kate Raudenbush and crew installed Future’s Past at Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley in early May, 2012.  Photos of the installation process below the fold:

Kate watches as her piece is raised into the air,

Artist Kate Raudenbush watches as her piece is hoisted by crane

… carefully hoisted over its new site,

Future's Past swung into place by crane

… and guided into place by her crew.

Kate Raudenbush and crew guide Future's Past into place

Funding is still needed for this project.  Donations to our Civic Arts Program will help fund all stages of the installation of Future’s Past.

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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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