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Anti-Gentrification Artistic Intervention, Palo Alto
Date Saturday February 24
Time 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Lytton Plaza, corner of University Ave and Emerson St.
202 University Ave.
Downtown Palo Alto
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorFriends of Digital DNA
Emailadrianavarella [at]
This Saturday Artist Adriana Varella will be in downtown Palo Alto's Lytton Plaza in front of the world famous sculpture Digital DNA, slated for removal by the city. She is there to discuss the significance of the endangered sculpture as a symbol of Eros (sexual instinct) and Thanatos (death instinct) and inviting visitors to the plaza questions to prompt thought and opinions in an OPEN MIC performance.

What would you like Palo Alto to look like? How do you think there can be more public input into the process?

She will be asking how they feel about public art and how it can be a choice of the people.
11 to 6pm Saturday February 24th.

At the same location February 25, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Artistic intervention titled Egg Puja with international performance artist Paula Kohatsu.

Kohatsu (see in photos below) will offer an Egg Puja to honor the sculpture Digital DNA. The sculpture, slated to be removed by the city of Palo Alto, is in the shape of a seven foot tall egg and is a symbol of Eros (sexual instinct) and Thanatos (death instinct). A puja is a ritual of devotional worship.

The ritual will bring audience participation and a collective wrapping process of the artist to the egg as a sacrifice of endurance to keep the art alive where it belongs and where it has been for the past 13 years.

The artist will be tied to the sculpture by the public.

For more information on the sculpture and/or to sign a petition to save it from the city ordered demolition visit URL below.

Added to the calendar on Friday Feb 23rd, 2018 11:27 AM
§The artist and supporters in front of sculpture
by Friends of Digital DNA Friday Feb 23rd, 2018 11:27 AM
Calling out for voices in support of campaign to save the "Egg"
§Sunday's performer Paula Kohatsu
by Friends of Digital DNA Friday Feb 23rd, 2018 11:27 AM