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Friday, June 18, 2010

Play At Coney Island To Your Own Tune

Play it - its yours!  Is that a piano on the boardwalk?  Yes!  Since anything could be used to make art for a visual statement, then why not use something that already makes art for the listening senses.  As part of an artwork by British artist Luke Jerram , entitled, "Play me, I'm yours" pianos will be set down on various parts of the city.  One of those locations is the famous Coney Island boardwalk.
At 9am on Monday the 21st June, 60 pianos will be distributed and then unveiled across New York City by Sing for Hope. Located in public parks, streets and plazas the pianos will be available until 5th July for any member of the public to play and engage with.

Disrupting people’s negotiation of their city, the pianos are also aimed to provoke people into engaging, activating and claiming ownership of their urban landscape.

So, look out for the piano and share your stories and media.  Expect a line or someone who seems never to stop playing it and shoving off. 

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posted by Omar Robau @ 6/18/2010 02:33:00 AM 


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