Amelia ditched me to go to Buenas Airea. Not that I blame her.
But it was Wednesday and Wednesday is free museum day. With this in mind and nothing to do (no classes or sports) I left the house to find some cool free museums that were close by.
No one had class and many of the businesses were closed…
It was was Día del veterano y de los caídos en la Guerra de las Malvina, the day to remember the Argentinian veterans who fought for the Falkland Islands.
Hopefully, I thought, some museums or cool places would be open.
While we were in San Roque plaza some guy was chasing after another dude yelling at him. Something along the lines of come back. He passed right behind me while I was taking a picture. I swear I thought he was going to turn and start yelling at us, Sarah and I. Maybe try to steal my camera…I am really scared of people stealing the camera or mugging me while I have the camera. Damn it people telling me that I need to take so many precautions.
Okay, not open. Next stop. Oh Luke? Hi, want to meet at San Martin Plaza. Sure, nothing better to do.
But we decided to actually be smart and ask the tourist office what would be open. I had gone to this office a week ago with my tutor Lucas. The guy who helped us out then was a disinterested ass. But the woman this time was very nice and helpful. She even showed us where the zoo is on the map. I heard the zoo is kind of depressing, but I want to check it out one day. One day when I get off my lazy ass HAHA.
Unfortunately the museum of national history around the corner was closed. But there was an art museum a block away. A hot dog stop later and stopping Luke from walking right past it, we got in.
Okay Sarah, we’ll go in the right order. They ordered the art pieces based on the date they were made.
So when we got upstairs, we saw this curtain that led to a hallway. It was cracked open as if it was meant to be dark but might lead to somewhere. So we decided to follow it and came to a circular area completely surrounded by curtains…totally didn’t feel like a horror movie…groping through the curtains we came to a dark room with just a TV on the ground. The TV had a dark red screen that was very dim and barely gave off any light and it was one of those giant box TVs from the 90’s. A little creepy? So we groped our way back through the curtains to the circular room and then through to another room. This room seemed a bit more legit. There were windows that seemed to be blue tinted and made the room seem a bit erie. It had a rocking chair in front of another retro TV, but something was actually on the screen, but it on repeat of a short screen and seemed very old. It had Spanish words on it as if it were subtitled. If I remember correctly and we got the translation correctly, something along the lines of everything ended here/nothing continued from here. Then to the right, we went through another curtain to a projector room. It was a plain white room with a projection to the opposite wall. The video was an old black and white video starting with some landscape. Then you see a woman, but you can’t see her face. There’s no noise. We all move away from the door, continuing to feel that we’re in some type of horror movie and when she turns, her face will be terrifying and she’ll climb out of the video to attack us. But she turned and she was actually quite pretty. She looked quite sad and maybe a bit desperate and it felt like she was looking me in the eye. She said something (again we saw through the subtitles as there was no sound) which if I recall correctly was along the lines of, “and if we knew, what would that change?” And the last curtain brought us back to a room that had a beat up sign that said “We are the robots”
Our brains rolling, probably overthinking our experience, we tried to piece the four rooms together as if they were some type of puzzle. They were each unnerving in their own right. And if we were all robots, what could we do because nothing would change. And then there was nothing. That was my interpretation of the puzzle.
Well that was interesting. Thank heavens it was free because it wasn’t really worth money in my opinion. But at that point, I hadn’t had an ice cream for at least 24 hours. I was going through withdrawal. So to fix that…
Then on the way back, I tried to be artsy with the camera at a park