1992 SITE SPECIFIC AUDIO INSTALLATION.
On April 21 at 12:01AM, Robert Alton Harris was scheduled to be executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin Prison. Hundreds of demonstrators had gathered in front of the East gate of the prison. I had coordinated with Amnesty International, Death Penalty Focus and the Peace Navy, that when they concluded their minute of silent meditation, THE SOUND OF LIONS ROARING exploded out of the night from a series of speakers placed on boats anchored in the Bay around San Quentin. This roar of protest represented our collective sense of rage, sorrow and anger we felt towards the barbaric practice of state sanctioned murder. The roar was heard by the warden inside the walls of the prison who sent the US Coast Guard to take control of our boat and deliver us to the custody of the Marin County Sheriff's Dept.
For the audio heard all around San Quentin, Click here.