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Reanimation, performance, Joan Jonas, Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London. Photo: MatteoScarpellini/

Art Night: Southwark Cathedral: Joan Jonas and Jason Moran

2 Jul 2016

The performance is at 10pm and runs for 55 minutes. No late admissions.

Art Night presents the UK premiere of Reanimation by artist Joan Jonas and the jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran in the monumental gothic architecture of Southwark Cathedral.

Jonas’s and Moran’s epic performance was inspired by the novel Under the Glacier (1968) by Icelandic writer Halldór Laxness and was originally created for dOCUMENTA (13). Jonas uses drawings, objects, close-circuit
 video projections and choreographed actionscombining ancient and new technologiesto create layers of evolving image and video. This is accompanied by live improvised music by Moran, with percussive interludes by Jonas, interwoven with a spoken narrative from the novel, creating a surreal, otherworldly atmosphere. 

Reanimation is a playful elegy to the natural world that poetically considers the ever-changing nature of the environment and worlds we inhabit – physically, psychologically and emotionally.

Joan Jonas (born 1936, New York) is a pioneer of video and performance art, based in New York. Light Time Tales, a major retrospective of her work, was presented at HangarBicocca in Milan, Italy from October 1, 2014 – February 1, 2015 and is currently at Malmo Konsthall, Sweden. She has had major retrospectives at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Germany; and the Queens Museum of Art, New York and represented the United States of America at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2016.

21.10.2014 Reanimation | Performance by Joan Jonas and Jason Moran

Jason Moran (born 1975, Texas) is a jazz pianist, composer, and performance artist based in New York. He earned a degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Jaki Byard. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010 and is the Artistic Director for Jazz at The Kennedy Center. Alongside his critically acclaimed work as a performer and composer and his on-going collaboration with Joan Jonas, he has also worked extensively with other visual artists including Adrian Piper, Glenn Ligon, Stan Douglas, Adam Pendleton, Lorna Simpson and Kara Walker.

Art Night is a new annual contemporary arts festival that transforms London for one summer night on 2 July 2016. Your ticket does not guarantee entry, however ticket holders are given priority on the evening. To ensure entry we advise that you arrive in good time.

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