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Soma: A Cerebral Celebration in San Francisco - Date TBD

Postby trilobyte » Fri May 16, 2014 10:42 am

The Black Rock Arts Foundation, the Flaming Lotus Girls and the Port of San Francisco invite you to...

A Cerebral Celebration: In Honor of Flaming Lotus Girls’ Soma

Join the celebration of the installation of the Flaming Lotus Girls’ Soma on Francisco’s Embarcadero waterfront! Come enjoy a special presentation by the Flaming Lotus Girls artists, other special guest speakers TBA, music, dancing, and lighting ceremony.

A Cerebral Celebration: In Honor of Flaming Lotus Girls’ Soma
Pier 14
San Francisco, CA
Friday, June 6, 2014
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free!

Event schedule
  • 5:00 pm: Gather
  • 5:30 pm: Presentation by the artists of Flaming Lotus Girls and other special guest speakers, TBA
  • 6:00 pm: Entertainment
  • 8:30 pm: Lighting Ceremony
There will be no food or beverage at this event, so please plan accordingly.

For more information click HERE

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You’ll remember (how can you forget!) Soma from Burning Man in 2009. Soma is an interactive steel and LED light sculptural installation depicting two communicating neurons connected by an axon bridge. Soma translates the anatomy of neurons into metal and light, magnifying the microscopic world to an epic scale. In this urban installation, Soma features interactive LEDs to create a spectacular daytime and nighttime experience.

Soma will be the third piece installed by BRAF in the Pier 14 Tidal Plaza on San Francisco’s Embarcadero waterfront. BRAF previously collaborated with the Port of San Francisco in 2007 to bring Passage by Karen Cusolito and Dan Das Mann and in 2010 to bring the Raygun Gothic Rocketship by Sean Orlando, David Shulman, Nathaniel Taylor, Alan Rorie, and the Five Ton Crane crew to the same location.

The Flaming Lotus Girls are a female-driven, volunteer-based group of artists who have been making kinetic, mechanical fire art since 2000. For more than ten years, the flaming lotus girls have created installations for The Burning Man Arts Festival in Nevada. They have also exhibited at numerous local and international events.

We hope you'll join us in celebration of these wonderful artists!
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Re: Soma: A Cerebral Celebration in San Francisco - Date TBD

Postby trilobyte » Fri May 16, 2014 10:55 am

I love that the city of San Francisco lets amazing playa art grace one of the most visible and most coveted locations in the city, right along the waterfront and near the iconic (and historic) Ferry Building, with a commanding view of the bay, as well as the Bay Bridge. Here's a pic I took a couple years back of the Raygun Gothic Rocketship in the same location that Soma will be placed.

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This should be a pretty magical night, as the sun sets we'll see the Bay Bridge light up with the largest LED installation in the world, made by NYC artist Leo Villareal (a longtime burner and co-founder of Disorient). If you live 'within striking distance' of San Francisco, this might be worth coming in to see. Even if you're a little further away, it seems like a pretty great excuse to make your way to SF for the weekend.

Get dressed up, and think playa. Not only in terms of awesome playawear, but also in terms of LAYERS. Regardless of how warm it is during the day, it's right on the water and it'll get colder at night. With no food or beverages at the event, it's also a good excuse to break out your hydro pack, backpack or other night-time playa gear (okay, you probably won't need a dust mask).

If you've got great pics of Soma from the playa, feel free to post them below!
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Re: Soma: A Cerebral Celebration in San Francisco - Date TBD

Postby trilobyte » Tue May 20, 2014 8:13 pm

This just in...

The Black Rock Arts Foundation, the Port of San Francisco and the Flaming Lotus Girls’ celebration of the unveiling of the fantastic large-scale artwork Soma on Pier 14 has been postponed.

Due to unforeseen circumstances this reception, originally scheduled for June 6, 2014 on Pier 14 in San Francisco, California, has been postponed. The new date and time will be announced shortly. Stand by!

This fun and free event will be a delightful celebration of the talented artist collective, The Flaming Lotus Girls, and the public installation of their acclaimed work, Soma. The reception will feature entertainment, artists’ talks and other surprises. We’ll update you with more information soon. We wouldn’t want you to miss this fun event!
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