SAN FRANCISCO— Peepshow, a mirrored tunnel-like structure, will replace the Whispering Dishes at Market and Yerba Buena Lane in March.
The new display of public art was created as part of the Market Street Prototyping Festival in an effort to reshape and reimagine Market Street.
“We believe in public spaces that are about the ideas and aspirations of the public themselves. And not us telling them what they should be aspiring to,” said Neil Hrushowy, of the San Francisco Planning Department in a statement.
Peepshow is a described as a “a cultural cross-sectionizer” or an giant selfie machine. It’s an ideal place for people to take selfies, because there’s a lot of mirrors and cutouts, according to the Market Street Prototyping Festival.
“By experiencing a series of isolated and enhanced moments, one can begin to know Market Street and its value and vibrancy within the city. Peepshow allows the user to contemplate his or her surroundings, acts to spur discussion and create shared experience,” indicated the Market Street Prototyping Festival.
An earlier version of the Peepshow debuted in the 2015 Market Street Prototyping Festival during the three-day event and was considered a success with crowds, said officials from the Market Street Prototyping Festival.
The new version of Peepshow will be stripped down in comparison to the pervious rendition that used wood paneling. The Whispering Dishes has been moved to the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park.