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Social Basket Case
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Asian Art Museum
Date: November 04, 2018 to November 04, 2018
Where: Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94102
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Arts & Theater, Family
Ticket Price: N/A
Social Basket Case is a social sculpture that taps into our hopes, dreams, fears and goals through an interactive, collective “dream-weaving” experience.  
Every first Sunday from November through January, weave your feelings into a collective sculpture and show that they are common threads shared with those around you. Each Sunday will offer an additional dimension of expression, such as wind chimes in December and a performance in January as the finale. Village Artist-in-Resident Elizabeth Marley believes that creating social connection in the public realm activates one’s own hopes, dreams, fears and goals, and can shed light on shared concerns.  

In the March 1919 edition of New York's "Syracuse Herald," the newspaper defined a basket case as a soldier who had lost both arms and legs and therefore had to be carried in a basket. Since then, the term has come to describe someone with a mental disability or a person regarded as useless or unable to cope. Marley believes that revealing our personal or collective weaknesses in the context of Social Basket Case can serve as a reminder that underneath we are all quite similar.