Performance

Ever Present: Joan Jonas, Mirror Piece I & II (1969/2024)

13 Jul 2024 – 14 Jul 2024

Regular hours

Sat, 13 Jul
16:00 – 16:30
Sun, 14 Jul
16:00 – 16:30

Free admission

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A rare presentation of groundbreaking artist Joan Jonas's iconic performance work Mirror Piece, revisited and reconstructed for 2024.

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Groundbreaking artist Joan Jonas has created multidisciplinary works since the 1960s that investigate perception through radical uses of video, sculpture, installation, drawing, and performance. For this rare presentation of her iconic performance work Mirror Piece, first held in 1969, the artist revisited her original notes to update and reconstruct it as Mirror Piece I & II (1969/2024). Fifteen dancers will traverse Getty’s Tram Arrival Plaza while manipulating mirrors in synchronized choreography. By reflecting their surroundings, the mirrors blur the boundaries between performers and audience and become a means for challenging forms of representation and hierarchies of gender.

As Jonas recalls, "The mirror was a metaphor for me. A device to alter the image and to include the audience as reflection, making them uneasy as they view themselves in public." Mirror Piece I & II (1969/2024) is performed by a cast gathered from across Los Angeles’ dance and experimental performance communities, led by Joan Jonas Studio and movement director Nefeli Skarmea.

Mirror Piece I & II (1969/2024) is presented as part of Getty Museum's Ever Present performance series. This program does not require a ticket, but a Museum timed-entry reservation is required.

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