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'Play Me, I'm Yours' - across Bristol in September

Date uploaded: September 8, 2009

Touring the globe since March 2008, Jerram's artwork Play Me I'm Yours is being presented across Bristol. From 4th September for 3 weeks, 16 street pianos will be installed across the city for the Colston Hall Opening Celebrations and the Neighbourhood Arts Team.

Street pianos are appearing in cities across the world. Located in skate parks, industrial estates, laundrettes, precincts, bus shelters and train stations, outside pubs and football grounds, the pianos are for any member of the public to enjoy and claim ownership of. Who plays them and how long they remain is up to each community. The pianos act as sculptural, musical, blank canvas's that become a reflection of the communities they are embedded into. Many pianos are personalised and decorated.

Questioning the ownership and rules of public space 'Play Me I'm Yours' is a provocation, inviting the public to engage with, activate and take ownership of their urban environment.

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Play Me, I'm Yours. Street Piano project by Luke Jerram.

Play Me, I'm Yours. Street Piano project by Luke Jerram.