may i have the piano delivered to you?


Documentation of Studio Residency at Artisphere (21 August 2013 - 6 April 2014),   Image:  Courtesy of Artisphere

MAY I HAVE THE PIANO DELIVERED TO YOU? was a studio residency and evolving installation in the AIR Studio at Artisphere in the Rosslyn District of Arlington from August of 2013 until April of 2014.


PRELIMINARY DECONSTRUCTION took place at the American University Museum in Washington DC as a three-week-long performance between April and May of 2013. The pieces were moved to Artisphere for further development in August of 2013. The small musical sculpture in the video below was built and shipped to Walter's sister, Susan Custis, thus completing the exchange. The remainder of the instrument is still being processed into new works.


THE TOY KRANICH AND BACH is a toy piano built with pieces of the piano donated by Maureen Booth. The toy piano was completed on April 6th, 2014 -- the final day of the studio residency at Artisphere.


The Piece to Return (displayed with the rest of the instrument)

Finished work on display in the Residency Studio at Artisphere, 2013

View into the Residency Studio, March 2014

Toy Kranich and Bach, 2014

Artisphere, August 21, 2013 - April 6, 2014