The Rainbow Prismatic Experience in its simplest physical form is a large cluster of hanging prisms suspended by wires. However once placed on the street has the power to transform the entire surrounding landscape. All of a sudden hundreds of rainbows appear over the building walls, sidewalks, pedestrians and your own body. Or even more unexpected: the sight of rainbows at night, refracted by streetlights and automobile headlights.
The main goal of the Rainbow Prismatic Experience is to create unpredicted moments of magic and beauty on Market Street. The rainbow is a symbol with many positive associations such as hope, creation, divinity, luck; often construed as a bridge, a liminal space, harmonious and transformative. San Franciscans, representing a culturally, racially, and gender-diverse city have adopted the rainbow to represent their identity. While the rainbow-flag is synonymous with LGBT Pride and ‘PACE’ international peace movement, an actual rainbow, created from light refraction, is even more inclusive to all people creating an opportunity to connect emotional and spiritual to the rainbow as a natural phenomenon.
If selected, the Market Street Prototype Festival will provide a testing ground to determine location based on sunlight/wind and adjacent surfaces to reflect rainbows.
If selected, we would like to work with district captains to find appropriate community partners. For this project we are interested in organizations that focus on community inclusiveness and promoting diversity. We are open to any other interested potential partnerships.
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