Sunday, June 20, 2010

Saatchi wrap-up

Another interesting room in the Saatchi Gallery is filled with speakers of all sorts, creating a tower of speakers in the back corner of the room. Hidden behind the some of the speakers, where people are standing, is a player piano. The large tube on the floor slithers as some sort of energy is fed to the piano, making weird, unpleasant electronic sounds. In my opinion This piece just barely misses the mark. If all those speakers had been blaring any kind of real music (Queen, Devo, TransSiberian Orchestra, Beethoven) I would have bought it.