Fall arts are in full force and if there’s one “out there” performance you should give a go, it’s The Symmetry Project Study #19: Solo Medi(t)ations/Intersections. Presented by Gravity dance-theater at Intersection for the Arts, this live-art fluid installation will be on view for two days only (Tuesday, 9/22 and Wednesday, 9/23). Nothing short of an otherworldly experience, what you see is all you’ll get—two naked bodies, one male and one female, negotiating improvisational movement of bodies in space and time. The only rule: self-imposed symmetrical movement, relative to themselves or to each other.
Twenty-eight years ago, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial won artist Maya Lin instant fame at the tender age of 21 for her brilliantly unconventional approach to uniting a divided nation with a simple slab of black granite. This Thursday, the renowned sculptor and landscape architect will debut her last public memorial at the California Academy of Sciences right here in San Francisco. The permanent site-specific sound and media installation entitled “What Is Missing?” is the first of a multi-sited, multimedia art project committed to raising awareness about the global crisis surrounding biodiversity and habitat loss.