Announcing #SFPublicCanvas

Posted on Feb 26, 2015

We are thrilled to unveil our new multimedia project #SFPublicCanvas!


#SFPublicCanvas is a “many-to-many” conversation based in art and technology that is a “canvas” for performance and storytelling. The public is invited to contribute to #sfpubliccanvas through social media using #sfpubliccanvas on any platform as well as through live interviews.

Residents, tourists, homeless, business owners and the general public can submit video stories, photos and words that will be integrated with BANDALOOP’s vertical dance. Interactions between the two mediums of dance and video will mirror those on the street. Video will respond to and be triggered by the dancers’ movements, and dancers will respond to video, with each medium having moments of full independence to allow focus on a single image. Point of view cameras will be mounted on the dancers, emphasizing intimate moments.

People interested in the Mid-Market district/Civic Center are asked to contribute content by answering the following questions:

What inspires you about the Mid-Market area?
What challenges you about the Mid-Market area?
What change do you want to see in the Mid-Market area?

Responses can be posted on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. Use #sfpubliccanvas.

Open Rehearsals
Our open source digital media canvas will be integrated with vertical dance on the outside of Hastings Law School. This is free and open to the public. We encourage you to bring mats, beach chairs, or blankets.

Wednesday April 1 – Saturday April 4
333 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco

Open rehearsals are made possible by the generous support of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, a Lighting Artists in Dance Award, a program of Dancers Group, and San Francisco Grants for the Arts/General Fund Portion of the San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

#SFPublicCanvas is produced in association with Illuminate the Arts and Madrone Studios.