Play Me, I'm Yours
Touring internationally since 2008, "Play Me, I'm Yours" is an artwork by British artist Luke Jerram. He launches in Tilburg (Holland) in September.
Touring internationally since 2008, "Play Me, I'm Yours" is an artwork by British artist Luke Jerram. Over 400 pianos have now been installed in cities across the globe, from New York to Sydney, bearing the simple instruction ‘Play Me, I'm Yours'.
Located in public parks, bus shelters and train stations, outside galleries and markets and even on bridges and ferries, the pianos are available for any member of the public to play and enjoy. Who plays them and how long they remain is up to each community. Many pianos are personalised and decorated by artists or the local community. ‘Play Me, I'm Yours' disrupts people's negotiation of their city and invites the public to engage with, activate and take ownership of their urban environment.
Each city has a website made for the public to upload their films, photos and stories sharing their interaction with the pianos. The websites act as one of the legacies for the project whilst connecting the pianos and communities across each city. After each presentation of the project, the pianos are donated to schools and community groups in the area.
‘Play Me, I'm Yours' has now reached over a million people worldwide. Each new city that commissions the work becomes part of this growing international legacy. The artwork has recently been delivered in Austin Texas, Adelaide, Geneva and London. Tilburg (Holland) and Malta will be launching in September, and San Juan (Puerto Rico) in December. Salt Lake City are presenting the artwork in 2012. To find out how to bring ‘Play Me, I'm Yours' to your city, please contact us.