Monday, October 24, 2005

Yoko Ono Uses Her Imagination

From Yahoo!:

A solitary white piano at a John Lennon retrospective invites visitors to play the song "Imagine." Curator Emma Lavigne said it was a deliberate effort to make people revisit the song that otherwise "you might hear in a supermarket, doing your shopping."

"The message is still there. This song is still relevant," she said. "I wanted the exhibition to be as alive as possible, so we don't say to ourselves 'he (Lennon) is in a museum.' Because I think he would have hated that." "John Lennon, Unfinished Music," is at Paris' Cite de la Musique for the next eight months.
I remember there was a similar exhibit called "Paranoia's Poison Door" that was devoted to King Crimson and encouraged people to play a marimba version of "21st Century Schizoid Man."

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