We went on a work outing to Alcatraz (you know, down the road) to check out the Ai Weiwei exhibit that was there. There were four installation points throughout the island which were interesting and made me think. I’m not sure I was up to thinking that much that day, and it was pretty damn somber.
Most of the installations in the prison were sound installations. This brings up kind of hard memories for me, hard to process sound installations when it’s something I kind of used to be a part of. I couldn’t sit on the stool, nor close my eyes.
This one was tough. I learned a bit about Haas in school, pretty freaking depressing.
Alcatraz kept on being creepy. That’s for sure. I don’t remember being up in the hospital wing. It was disconcerting. And more sound installations up here too.
Outside for some pretty grey SF scenery. You can actually see the Golden Gate. Kind of. It’s pretty clear for SF to be honest.
I’m not an art critic but I felt a lot was pretty abstract yet forward. If you haven’t been to Alcatraz in a bit it’s interesting to see, but it also it’s fun and sunshine.
It’s crazy that Alcatraz has only been closed since 1963. That’s not a long time ago. The weather and general deterioration is just plain spooky.
That’s about it for today. Signing off to go bake stuff. I have to say I was dreading going -yet again- to Alcatraz but this time I got so