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And My Room Still Rocks Like A Boat on the Sea (Caruso's Dream)

Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn's site-specific installation of 13 pianos affixed to the side of a building proves that San Francisco doesn't have to lose its character during its latest development boom. The piece is intricate, symbolic, and weird in a way only possible in the city that invented Burning Man. It was inspired by the famed tenor Enrico Caruso's stay at the Palace Hotel during the 1906 earthquake, and unveiled in a "Dada-esque opening" with a street closure, aerialists, and a lot of people wearing masks. But Caruso's Dream wasn't cooked up in some Burner's garage. It was commissioned by the developers of the brand-spanking new AVA apartment complex where it hangs. Sometimes, we all really can get along.

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