College of Education > About > Centers & Initiatives > Stockyard Institute > Portfolio > Musical Chairs
Conceptualized in 2008 in collaboration with Faiz Razi and later instituted as part of the 2009 Version Fest “Immodest Proposals,"
Musical Chairs served as a tribute to Duignan's frequent collaborator Michael Piazza, who died at age 50 in 2006. Piazza was Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center's first artist-in-residence, which allowed him to interact with incarcerated youth. His devotion to this population was evident in all he did, and Duignan's installation reflects Piazza's unwavering dedication.
Constructed of repurposed chairs from the Chicago Department of Corrections, the installation's seating featured iPods that would play songs at random to produce spontaneous music compositions, some of which were submitted by participants.