Piano Burn, photo from video production, 2012

Piano Burn is a 52-minute HD video work that presents the destruction of a piano with fire. The work is an investigation into the history of the piano and romanticism surrounding it. In a society where pianos are given away for free, as nuisances, it marks the end of an era. The work also explores the material culture of the piano in its historical connection to the culling of ivory.

Video excerpt