Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Piano Surdo

At Kunst in Tunnel's (KIT) current group exhibition Avante BrasilTatiana Blass's video Piano Surdo (deaf piano) shows a pianist playing Chopin while, at the same time, a mixture of warm wax and vaseline is poured into the piano.  As the wax in the piano cools down, it hardens, making it impossible for the keys to be played.  I feel the struggle, in vain, and frustration against repressed speech.

Stills of Blass's video at KIT, Düsseldorf 2013:

Video of a live performance from Gabriel Piotto's youtube channel:

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