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.”

More information about the Fold (Live) project is here, and more on her professional work is here.

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