Performance 7. A series of movements while interacting with a variety of sculptural components, films, and videos
The installation, which recently entered MoMA's collection, re-imagines Mirage, a groundbreaking performance originally created in 1976 for the screening room of New York's Anthology Film Archives. For the original performance version of Mirage, Jonas carried out a series of movements -including percussive running and drawing- while interacting with a variety of sculptural components, films, and videos. In the MoMA installation, original objects and photographs from the 1976 performance are combined with six moving image works (May Windows, Good Night Good Morning, Car Tape, Volcano Film, Mirage 1, and Mirage 2), which are shown both on monitors in the gallery and projected onto the gallery walls. Performance 7 is organized by Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art.