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Storied: San Francisco

Oct 31, 2019

Brian Goggin created Defenestration in 1995. The idea originated when Brian was working with an artist in Paris, and it came to life on the corner of Sixth and Howard in San Francisco. In this podcast, Brian shares the story of how the full-building work of art came to be. He also talks about his large-scale work, currently up on Ninth Street between Mission and Market, called Caruso's Dreamseveral pianos suspended on the side of a building in South of Market. In the podcast, Brian tells a fascinating story of pianos, sinkholes, the 1906 earthquake, and why he named the piece what he named it.

If you're within a block or so of Caruso's Dream between 4:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. every day, tune your radio to 90.9 FM to hear Caruso's singing along with the light show emanating from the suspended pianos. Bravo!

Brian ends the podcast describing a couple of projects he's currently working on.

We recorded this podcast at Brian's studio at Project Artaud in the Mission in September and October 2019.

Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather