Kate Raudenbusch (based New York, NY)

Kate Raudenbusch (based New York, NY) (HM26JU)

Location: Washington, DC 20006
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 54.073', W 77° 2.764'

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Future's Past 2010

—laser cut steel, light, and hourglass; Courtesy of the artist —

Kate Raudenbush is a self-taught, Burning Man-bred sculptor, known for her large-scale, geometric works. Her immersive, experiential environments are spaces for exploration, human connection, and intellectual curiosity—even sacred—works serve as allegories for social and environmental concerns.

Visitors to Raudenbush's Future's Past encounter a temple to technology, abandoned and consumed by nature. Referencing both the roots of trees and computer circuitry, this modern ruin is a meditation on technology and the environment's vital role in our survival. The black pyramid evokes a Mayan temple, an homage to a collapsed culture and a reminder of the frailty of our own, while the tree alludes to the vegetation around Angkor temples and the sacred Bodhi, the fig tree under which Buddha found enlightenment. An hourglass inside the altar signals the urgency of our current technological evolution.

The placement of these outdoor sculptures and related programming are made possible by the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District in collaboration with the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Support is provided by Lyft.

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This sculpture is one of six outdoor installations presented as part of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, a takeover of the entire Renwick Gallery that extends into the Golden Triangle neighborhood.

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HM NumberHM26JU
Year Placed2018
Placed BySmithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum, Golden Triangle, Lyft
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Date Added Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322573 N 4307804
Decimal Degrees38.90121667, -77.04606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.073', W 77° 2.764'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 4.38" N, 77° 2' 45.84" W
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