SAN FRANCISCO, CA — CounterPulse is proud to be unveiling the new light sculpture titled “Elektra” on the façade of our building at 80 Turk St by the award-winning art and design studio FUTUREFORMS. The installation of this world-class public art installation marks the summit of CounterPulse’s current capital campaign to purchase their building in downtown San Francisco later this year.
“CounterPulse has been a guiding light for experimental arts in San Francisco, and with the new addition of this sculpture, its radiance and vibrancy will only be more palpable on Turk St,” said Nataly Gattegno, co-founder of FUTUREFORMS. “Elektra illuminates and activates the entrance of CounterPulse through a woven structure of stainless steel and light. The artwork was made in our Dogpatch-based studio and shop.”
The sculpture will be unveiled at CounterPulse’s annual art party and auction Innerspace : Homecoming on Saturday May 7th, 2022. This one-night-a-year spectacular of art and performance will also feature dynamic program of artists spanning many disciplines including h0tclub, Peekaboo, Afro Urban Society, Megan Lowe, Brenton Cheng, Donna Personna, Humberto Maldonado, La Frida, Fiera Ferari, Fauxnique, Pseuda, Jota Mercury, and more!
CounterPulse is a dynamic movement of experimental art that sparks personal transformation and builds enduring community. We provide space and resources for emerging artists and cultural innovators, serving as an incubator for the creation of socially relevant, community-based art and culture. CounterPulse acts as a catalyst for art and action; creating a forum for the open exchange of art and ideas, sparking transformation in our communities and our society. We work towards a world that celebrates diversity of race, class, cultural heritage, artistic expression, ability, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We strive to create an environment that is physically and economically accessible to everyone. www.counterpulse.org
About FutureFormsFUTUREFORMS is an award-winning art and design studio based in San Francisco since 2009. Founders Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno have collaborated on a range of projects exploring the intersections of art and design with public space for over 20 years. Recent public art projects have included sculptural shade canopies, art pavilions, fine art objects, furniture and lighting, as well as large scale urban art installations and art master plan consulting. www.futureforms.us
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