Mission resident and new media artist Surabhi Saraf is currently showcasing her Fold Live performance piece in various public spaces throughout San Francisco.
Performers fold laundry in a choreographed routine that lasts approximately 15 minutes. The pieces are a live realization of her 2010 award-winning video choreography project, Fold.
You can see her next at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park on Sunday at 6 p.m., and at the corner of Montgomery and Market streets October 2 at 4 p.m.
Saraf, who graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 with an MFA in art and technology, turns mundane tasks such as folding clothes into a mesmerizing display of patterns and colors. The spaces for the live performances were chosen to highlight different contextual interpretations of the piece.
On her website Saraf writes: “The essence of my artistic exploration is in creating experiences; experiences that are emotional, immersive and overwhelming.”