Magazine article Tate Etc.

Rebecca Horn's Concert for Anarchy 1990

Magazine article Tate Etc.

Rebecca Horn's Concert for Anarchy 1990

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In my poetry workshops I have told students to make the last line of their poems the first line - turn it upside down. When the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art opened I was amused by the upside down trees of Natalie Jeremijenko's Tree Logic 1999. Through the years of travelling and giving poetry readings, I have often ended up meeting local anarchists. So it is no surprise that I am fascinated by Rebecca Horn's Concert for Anarchy 1990, a grand piano suspended upside down from the ceiling.

Poetry, pianos, anarchism are always coming together. The first upside down tree I saw was by Robert Smithson. I used to frequent a restaurant in Manhattan called Odessa where, on the ceiling, it looked like a carpet for the floor. It all makes me remember a phrase inspired by Alice in Wonderland - 'How can I know what I think till I see what I say? …

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