Growth by Fereshteh Toosi and Rumi Koshino

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Growth is a sound art experience that begins at the 1969 Ruth Asawa mosaic of the same name at 580 Capp St. It's a series of guided meditations situated in the urban landscape of the Mission. Participants are invited to slow down, listen, reflect on the past, and contemplate our collective responsibility to future generations.

Proceed to each stop from west to east. This experience will take approximately 50-60 minutes. Wear comfortable shoes, use headphones, and please stay alert to traffic and other hazards while you walk.

Produced by Rumi Koshino and Fereshteh Toosi as part of the Oil Ancestors project, with music by Danny Paul Grody.

Rumi Koshino is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in San Francisco. Her intuitive process of making art is informed by everyday experiences as well as social, emotional, and political climates that surround it. She recently published a limited-edition art book, Solo Walks -The First 100 Days, from RITE Editions. Rumi will be a resident artist at AGA Lab in Amsterdam in 2021. She holds a BFA and MFA from the University of Washington.

Fereshteh Toosi's artworks foster animistic connections through encounter, exchange, and sensory inquiry. Fereshteh lives and works in El Portal, Florida, on stolen lands still stewarded by the Miccosukee and Seminole people. Responding to place, Fereshteh designs experiences for small audiences. These intimate, immersive live art events are often produced in conjunction with small sculptures, short films, installations, scores, and poetry.

Danny Paul Grody is a solo musician and founding member of San Francisco based bands Tarentel and The Drift. He is a self taught guitarist, and the melodies at the core of Danny’s songwriting bring to mind his love of West African kora, finger-style guitar and all things minimal, repetitive & hypnotic.



The Echoes

1_ 580 Capp Street, entrance to Bethany Senior Center

Look for a colorful wall mosaic made by Ruth Asawa, called Growth.

2_ 21st Street and Capp

While staying alert to the traffic, look carefully and take note of all the movements that are happe…

3_ Folsom Street trees

Listen for a tree who might be calling to you and spend some time with this tree.

4_ 2616 Folsom Street, Chavez School courtyard

Take a moment to pause by the solar panel installed in the courtyard of the César Chávez Elementary …

5_ 2917 24th Street

Look for a mural of people harvesting crops on the building located at 2917-2919 24th Street.

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