No piano drop

Catherine Yass has been nominated for a Turner Prize, so this means that she's a serious artist. Nevertheless, her plan to drop a piano off the top of a 27-story building in London, as a way to allow the community to "explore how sound travels," has been vetoed by the local housing association. Locals apparently feared her plan was "dangerous and ludicrous." []

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jul 11, 2014
     Category: Art

It took a whole 'association' to come to that conclusion?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/11/14 at 09:44 AM
Big whoop! Letterman did that sort of thing for years - melons, bowling balls, safes, televisions (how ironic), bags of peat moss...
Posted by KDP on 07/11/14 at 10:48 AM
I bet it wouldn't top this:
Posted by Richard on 07/11/14 at 10:57 AM
I'd forgotten about that! IIRC the show was Northern Exposure.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/11/14 at 11:06 AM
Too Bad, now she'll never know the joy of shouting "PIANO'S AWAY!!" :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 07/11/14 at 12:05 PM
Of courser its a very bad idea, pieces parts would fly everywhere. people and property would get injured and damaged. There's no way to control something like that.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/11/14 at 10:24 PM
Expat: No, it took any single inhabitant of the neighbourhood to come to that conclusion. It takes an association to come to the more complicated conclusions, and while they're doing that, they are the right people to make this decision as well. Don't be such a stereotypical teabagger.

Anyway, I suggest an improvement to the routine which may well get it approved: replace the piano by Mrs. Yass herself.
Posted by Richard Bos on 07/12/14 at 07:00 AM
Arts News Today - "Since Ms Yass was denied permission to throw a piano out the window, depriving local residents the opportunity to explore how sound travels, her next project will be tossing a clock from a window thereby allowing neighborhood residents to explore how time flies.

If throwing a clock is disallowed Ms Yass will approach the housing association with an aesthetic placement of half a browning apple so passers by can experience how the worm turns."
Posted by Flamingo1 on 07/12/14 at 07:21 AM
Or maybe she'll put a plexi-glass wall in the middle of her apartment and allow the passers by into one half, then they could experience how the other half lives! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 07/12/14 at 12:55 PM
Or we could drop it on her to see if she can carry a tune.

In times of boredom, I'm trying make a four part pun. No luck
Posted by BMN on 07/13/14 at 12:31 AM
I'm thinking it wouldn't make much sound at all...until it hit the ground! That might be entertaining....
Posted by Dave Plechaty on 07/13/14 at 02:23 AM
Nomination for a Turner Prize means that you are a serious artist? I thought it meant that you are a kook.
Posted by RobK on 07/21/14 at 01:53 PM
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