‘Piano Burning’ on campus tomorrow

Working with the Henry Moore Institute, the University will host Annea Lockwood’s ‘Piano Burning’ 'event sculpture'.

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In 1968 Lockwood began to work on a series of sculptural events built around the instructions: 'set up an upright piano (not a grand) in an open space with the lid closed, spill a little lighter fluid on a twist of paper and place inside, near the pedals; light it.' Slowly burning, the fire reveals the structure of the piano that has passed its possibilities of restoration.

Staff who are attending the event need to meet at 6pm on 11 May at Willow Bank car park (in front of the EC Stoner Building and just off Finsbury Road) and do not need to meet at the Henry Moore Institute beforehand.

Read more about the event. 

Image: Annea Lockwood at the performance of ‘Piano Burning' (1968) - Geoff Adams

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