We are in San Francisco's Presidio Park, a piece of land preserved by its military history. There we find the Nike Administration building that used to house a central command for the coastal defense missile systems, before a secret intelligence organization took it over, and now it was opened up for the first time in decades to the public through an art exhibit entitled "Home Land Security." Artists from around the world engaged with ideas and concepts of national security, protection, and fear of the other within these military structures at the pristinely beautiful edge of the pacific coast. Flâneur with us in this episode through some of the notions most relevant today through an archaeology of the present moment and its history. *Featured in the episode's cover image is a photo of a small part of Tirtzah Bassel's artwork "Concourse" from the Home Land Security exhibit in the Presidio of San Francisco, 2017.* ------------ Decibels is a collaboration between Blue Egg Media and The New Asterisk Magazine and is produced by Robin Gianattassio-Malle, Alexander Winter, and Jeremy Joven. Our gratitude goes out to Cheryl Haines with the FOR-SITE Foundation, Kate Bickert with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Robyn Wise with Streetwise Communications, Monica, Anne-Marie Leitak, Curran White, Tyler, Avi, and Tobirus Mozelle.
04/25/17 • 10 min
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