SF’s Newest Massive Waterfront Public Art | Chase Center
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Chase Center | 300 South Street, San Francisco, CA
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The Golden State Warriors and Chase Center, along with Studio Olafur Eliasson, announce the unveiling of Seeing Spheres, Olafur Eliasson’s largest public artwork in the United States, at Chase Center and Thrive City.
The San Francisco Chronicle calls it a “walk-through, 24-hour house of mirrors. Currently hidden behind a construction fence, it will be unveiled at a private ceremony at 9 a.m. September 3 and open to the public on September 4.
Seeing spheres, 2019, consists of five (5) fifteen-and-a-half-feet-tall polished hydroformed steel spheres that stand in a circle around a central space. Each sphere supports a flat, circular mirrored face, framed by a ring of LED lights, which is oriented inward to reflect the mirrored faces of the surrounding spheres.
Together they produce a surprising environment of multilayered, reflected spaces in which the same people and settings appear again and again, visible from various unexpected angles. Tunnel-like sets of nested reflections open up in the mirrors, repeating countless times and disappearing into the distance.
Where is it located? Situated on Chase Center’s 25,000 square foot triangular plaza in front of the East Entrance to the arena, this striking new artwork establishes a prominent public setting in Thrive City for visitors to meet and interact.
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