The Power of Suggestion (SF)

San Francisco, CA. Hashbury Historical Museum. The power of suggestion works both ways here. The negative suggestion is dominant: Don’t look in here! As the most prominent text, it seems to refer to the blank area around the vitrine. More importantly it draws visitors in from far away.

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The positive suggestion is secondary: Please look in here. Referring to each of the small window vitrines, such as Jerry Garcia’s finger,

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and Jimi Hendrix’ joint,

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and best of all, the actual heart that was left in SF.

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This small corner window museum, with prominent reflections of the street, is an installation by artist Porous Walker (RVCA, Artist’s Network Program). It’s a brilliant play on museum language and artifact.

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