photo by michael zelnerTen folks out at Middle Harbor this morning, including Dyemark and his singing / seeing kite, filmmaker Alfonso Alvarez doing timelapse documentation of the west bay view, and a collection of artist and thinkers walking around the Port Arnold and Western Pacific Mole. Although I asked some leading questions about how sound art could integrate into MH’s landscape the discussion ranged over rich territory: aeolian structures, environmental justice, habitat restoration, shorebird sightings, UC geographer Dick Walker’s The Country in the City, and how crazy it feels to be up on one of those big cranes.

photo by michael zelnerSome ideas for The Big Book of Creative Things To Do In Middle Harbor Shoreline Park:

  • Have sfSound hold their Tape Music Festival in Teletubby Valley (an affectionate name for the oval green centered on the footprint of the former naval supply depot)
  • Podcasted sonic tours composed by local artists and oral history projects featuring MH’s dedicated park personnel, a wellspring of stories, expertise and love of the natural world.
  • Pedal power installations to deliver electricity to ad hoc performances

What else?

Photodocumentation pending on flickr. Try the tag “middle harbor