Paul Ramírez Jonas

Wh_r_ Hav_ all th_ Flow_rs Gon_

2006

Wh_r_ Hav_ all th_ Flow_rs Gon_ (2007)

Wh_r_ Hav_ all th_ Flow_rs Gon_ (2007)

Wh_r_ Hav_ all th_ Flow_rs Gon_ (2007)

Wh_r_ Hav_ all th_ Flow_rs Gon_ (2007)

Wh_r_ Hav_ all th_ Flow_rs Gon_ (2007)

Wh_r_ Hav_ all th_ Flow_rs Gon_ (2007)

Description

In this installation, a video is projected on a wall of a piano player playing six protest songs from the 60s, and one from the 19th century. In the video, the middle C key note has been removed from the piano; and all seven songs have been transcribed so that the word 'We' in the lyrics of the song corresponds to the missing key on the piano. The destructive gap in the melodies allows the viewer to hear the song again. Adjacent to the video, a prepared piano sits, it is the second component to the piece. All the keys have been removed but the middle C, complementing the missing note in the video work. The piano's pedestal holds several pieces of sheet music; however, all the notes have been blocked out except for the notes that the altered piano can play. With the score and the piano, the public can potentially perform the missing notes.