Broken piano

performance

 

At that time I was working on an enormous sculpture installation for which I needed a piano soundboard. It was clear enough that if I took the soundboard out of the piano, I would destroy the instrument. That is why I decided to say goodbye to it in a solemn manner.

            On this occasion, the piano was painted and exhibited in the center of the city. After some time, the concert began. When the audience was big enough, a few girls with huge axes ran out and started to chop the piano into pieces. In spite of this act, the concert continued. Furthermore, the piano began to smoke. However, everything that was happening caused a storm of enthusiastic emotions among the audience! It was a farewell party for the instrument. I still regret committing this sin. But it was done for the sake of art.