Performance with Joan Jonas

15.11.2013 - 16.11.2013

PERFORMA 13: Joan Jonas – Reanimation

Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn

Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 8:00 pm --- Saturday, November 16, 3:00 pm --- Saturday, November 16, 8:00 pm --- Joan Jonas’s epic, yet delicate multimedia installation and performance Reanimation was inspired by the novel Under the Glacier (1968) by Icelandic writer Halldor Laxness. Originally created for dOCUMENTA (13) with jazz pianist Jason Moran, this piece sees the artist and musician responding to each other’s work in a live improvisation, creating a particularly icy form of alchemy. A pioneer of video and performance, Jonas is a very influential figure of the New York art scene from conceptual art to video and experimental theater. Born in 1936, Jonas was trained as a sculptor and moved into performance and film in the 1960s, subverting mediated images to question (self-) portraiture and the representation of the body. Her seminal video works in the 1970s pushed her investigation further and addressed issues of gender and feminism. Since the late 1970s, investigating ideas of ritual, process, and repetition, Jonas has developed a large body of work exploring the potentialities of drawing.

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