Caruso’s Dream, An Art Installation Featuring 13 Glass Pianos Hanging Off a Building in San Francisco

Caruso's Dream

” … And My Room Still Rocks Like a Boat on the Sea … (Caruso’s Dream)” is an installation of 13 glass piano sculptures that are suspended off an apartment building in San Francisco. The installation is the work of artists Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn. It takes its inspiration and name from Enrico Caruso, an Italian tenor who was in San Francisco during the 1906 earthquake and described the experience as “…feeling my bed rocking as though I am on a ship in the ocean, and for a moment I think I am dreaming.” Goggin and Keehn previously collaborated on the site-specific installation “Language of the Birds.” Goggin is perhaps best known for his installation, “Defenestration.” “Caruso’s Dream” will open on February 23, 2014 at 55 Ninth St. in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood. For more on the installation, see this San Francisco Chronicle article.

Caruso's Dream

Caruso's Dream

photos by Michael Short/The Chronicle

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