Ship Shape Shifting Time

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Client: San Francisco Art Commission

Location: CA, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $708,000

Overview

Woven optical fiber, Sound, LED Illuminators / 46′(l) x 5’-5”(w)
Installed at the entrance hall of a College of Social Justice, the pulsing light is programmed to the sounds of the Hudson River, which is punctuated by a phrase “We are not satisfied and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 1963 “I have a Dream” speech. Physically and metaphorically, the intense blue light cascades down like a “mighty stream” provoking both historical and current perspectives on social justice.