Saturday, March 24, 2012
If at first you don't succeed ...
I went back to the Hirschhorn last night for round two with Song 1. It was well worth it. I love surprises like that. Though I still was unable to connect with the content - the people in the film could give a rat's ass about those of us watching them. Why should we care? - I was able to perceive the magic of the technology to an even deeper level. I walked around the building, got up close and personal with the piece. I took a million pictures, something that always helps me understand what I'm seeing in the moment. That helped. I also really enjoyed the tree shadows and glimpses of the other people there. I was with a friend who had a handle on the content. It was soothing to listen to him patiently explaining what remains opaque to me. Like I said yesterday, I am way NOT cool enough for art of this kind. Oh well.
The building itself seems to be absorbing the color and movement. It seems happy if indeed a building can be happy. Of course I think they can.
Today is cloudy. Allegedly it will rain at some point but it hasn't yet. I'm having a dinner party tonight which means I'll spend much of the day shopping, cleaning and cooking. It's the perfect way to spend a cloudy Saturday.
Shabbat Shalom, y'all!