A piano cut up in the name of art was funded by “Arts Queensland” to the tune of AUS$3000.
Rebecca Cunningham gave her talented performance – ripping through it with a chainsaw. But hey, it’s art – well she and some government officials that have probably never heard Rachmaninov (or even Chopsticks played by a fervent 4-year-old) thought so anyway.
“It seems a bit silly and very sad,” said piano teacher Deanne Scott. “I teach plenty of children whose parents can’t afford a piano and they would have loved the chance to have this one.”
Well, it makes these chisel antics seem positively pedestrian. At least the piano stays intact.
What do you reckon? With pianos being so expensive (mind you for AU$3000 it can’t have been a top-of-the-line one, thank goodness) is this a fair use of resources? Or should pianos be fair game for ‘art’ as everything else is?
(Via Courier Mail)