8 August 2021
Sunday 08/08 8:00
Mountain View Cemetery
A reinterpretation of Annea Lockwood's conceptual classic, Piano Burning, in which the fire that engulfs the piano (the peak achievement of European Industrialist Culture) is reframed as a metaphor for the crucible of our striving toward decolonization.
SD Holman, Artistic Director of Queer Arts Festival, and Margo Kane, Artistic Director of Full Circle First Nations Performance curate a newly commissioned piece by Lil’wat composer Russell Wallace and a fireproof red ballgown created by Métis designer Evan Ducharme.
Annea Lockwood’s Piano Burning Score (1968 London);
Set 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. Balloons may be stapled to the piano.
Play whatever pleases you for as long as you can.
Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa