Golden Gate Park’s interlocking sculpture installation is completely immersive, but more dazzling than ever
Famous LED Forest installation entangled It is now surrounded by flood waters up to a foot deep, but the resulting lake created a wonderful mirror image effect that doubles the amount of visual joy the piece creates.
There aren’t many stories uplifting them Rainstorms and floods For the past three weeks, but one minor flood has caused some kind of amazing disaster. At Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park, the artists’ current winter race Charles JadkinLED woodland piece entangled It now reaches a foot depth in flood waters. But Mother Nature’s work has a stunning and unintended visual advantage, as the flood waters have created a dazzling effect that reflects the art above it, doubling the pleasure for your eyes.
What used to be a light sculpture installation in a meadow is now more of a light sculpture beading a water feature.
You can still visit this business in Peacock Meadow, just make sure you have good shoes and spare socks, because it’s amazing! SFist spoke to Gadeken, who was quick to point out that despite storms hitting, the circuits are off and the lights work on schedule each night.
“It didn’t go down at all,” Jadikin tells SFist. “It was fully operational at Peacock Lake.”
We are trying to make art that can be permanent public art. So it has to be as weatherproof as possible.” “They are all waterproof. There are also circuit breakers and fuses throughout the piece as well for public safety.”
“I got a little lucky, two components are very close to the waterline. They’re on the periphery, so the water isn’t that high there.”
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However, there were a few weekend musical performances scheduled on the piece that had to be cancelled.
“It’s a little sad that they’ve canceled some of the music shows, and people can’t really interact,” Gadeken tells us. “But in return, they get twice that visual thing on the beautiful reflections.”
A sign says “This area is closed” even though it really isn’t. You can walk close to some trees, right off JFK Drive, though the water is about 1 foot deep at its deepest.
“I’ve seen people wading in the water,” says Jadekin, noting that the dogs were playing excitedly in the water, too. “It was covered in babies before, and now it’s covered in dogs.”
But the flood and its visual impact were unexpected. “The lake is a complete surprise,” he adds. “But it’s funny, because in the beginning when we were doing this installation, we removed a sprinkler head from one of the sprinklers and we [accidentally] The meadow is flooded. So on the second day of installation I filled it up like a lake. It was a kind of warning.”
these years entangled The closing party is still scheduled for March 11th, and work will be on display through March 12th. This year’s install was created by a team of 200 different people, and each year’s install version is really different.
“It’s not the same thing at all,” says Jadikin. “In the first year there were 23 artworks, then last year there were 56 artworks, and this year there are 63 artworks. Every year it’s different, every year it grows.”
The story of the great flood in entangled Not a typical San Francisco story. But the Gadeken Studio, unfortunately, is experiencing a typical San Francisco story – they are fired.
“where entangled son was in Box StoreWe’re losing the lease,” he explains. “We’re trying to find a new home and we’re taking donations.”
The Box Shop has found a potential new building in Bayshore, but it needs Donations from the community And make it work. According to a press release from The Box Shop, “We are seeking donors to help us raise $3 million to help us acquire new property and make necessary business improvements to the $8.5 million new lot in the same neighborhood.”
These images can’t do justice to the flood’s dazzling effect, and that effect may disappear as soon as Wednesday. “I’m actually hoping to pump this field,” Gadeken tells us. “I haven’t heard back from Rec and Parks yet. I haven’t had a ‘yes’.”
SFist has also reached out to Rec and Parks, and we haven’t heard back either. So Tuesday might be your last day to “enjoy the flood” in Entwined — but the same piece will still be on display for another month.
Related: Golden Gate Park’s bioluminescent LED forest will now be on display through April 4th [SFist]
Photos: Joe Kokura (SFist), W Jason Chen