Annea Lockwood, 'Piano Burning' (2016)

John Latham Event Sculpture
11th May 2016
Henry Moore Institute, 5:30pm

Annea Lockwood at the performance of ‘Piano Burning' (1968)


Photo: Geoff Adams


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.

Meet Annea Lockwood and Lisa Le Feuvre here at the Institute at 5.30pm to walk together to Leeds University campus (just over five minutes away), where the event will take place. The burning is expected to last for around two hours.

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