Europe

Euan Macdonald
9000 PIECES

9000 PIECES by Euan Macdonald is a provocative single-channel High Definition video was shot at a secret musical instrument factory in Shanghai where high quality pianos are manufactured only up to 90 percent for export around the world, where the last 10 percent are “finished” and can be labeled “Made in the US” or Europe. The video records the intricate mechanism of a piano being vigorously tested by a factory machine designed to determine the endurance of pianos. As with some of his early videos, 9,000 Pieces also subtly points to questions about the sustainability and speed of fast changing economies and globalized societies.

Euan Macdonald was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1965, lives and works in Los Angeles.