Disquiet.com’s Marc Weidenbaum and the other participants in the San Jose Museum Momentum Installation talk about their respective interventions.
The San Jose Museum of Art has uploaded this eight-minute video featuring the various folks who, like me, contributed works as “interveners” for its current Momentum exhibit, which celebrates the museum’s 45th anniversary.
sirens out my window
echo down the alleyway
explosions and fragmentation waves
made the city shift and shake
we saw it loud
we heard it clear
‘cos no one lives in isolation here
now we have to save the world again
so zero out time
because now is then
baby, take a look around you
save your requiems
we’re gonna have to save the world from ourselves again…
driverless cars running the lights
everywhere we are tonite
think it over
think it through
in this moment, who are you?
I could not record today.
My studio is not soundproof
enough for a city daytime.
Contractors hired by an aspirational
Brooklyn property developer
stamp rumblefooted underpinnings
for a cantilevered condo to be
four times the size of the
sixty year old
two family the developer
demolished a month ago.…
I set out walking, just to find a friend,
Make a human connection in a world of pretend,
To share faith in the future, in the face of decay,
‘Cos when you can’t escape the night, every dawn is the end of days.…