with a long story.
Wandering of single items
or small groups, within a continuous de-composition
Pauses of reflection
or simple light-hearted rests.
Opening at Ravenna Festival,
at the Classense Library •
and after ten long years
at the Royal Palace in Milan •
A yet unfinished voyage.
What are things, if man is absent?
Inert forms, prints left in the grooves of history or pulsing
figures of the imaginary? And, specifically, what does a piano
without a pianist do? Does it wait, meditate, evocate or,
simply, is there? Does it miss man at all?
Forty-five photographs, black and white, show pianos in different
settings and looked at from various perspectives as creatures
which are sometimes unsettling, almost always mysterious.
Some texts accompany the images, infusing them with a sort
of evocative and wacky animism: brief stories, dialogues,
poetic verses or paradoxical comments where a fantastic dimension
intertwines with musical and literary references.
Sound ambience extracts from the piano its most unusual and
interior voice, transforming the visual itinerary, translating
the written word into infinite sonorities which dialogue with
Extracts from the video •
Genesis and writing of the texts: a posthumous reflection
notes on the interaction •
To see hear listen
to other pianos •
at the Triennale di Milano
A workshop at IED •