Tate Modern Performance

Joan Jonas Moving Off the Land. Oceans – Sketches and Notes

View of the artist seated next to a moving image projection of a mermaid with the audience seated.

Join us for the UK premiere of Joan Jonas’s multi-layered performance exploring the poetics and ecology of ocean life

Combining live drawing, readings and film projection, Moving Off the Land. Oceans – Sketches and Notes draws on literary and mythological references as well as the artist’s own collection of sketches and notes. Jonas will be joined onstage by the celebrated composer Ikue Mori.​ This unmissable performance is one element of an ambitious multi-part programme devoted to Joan Jonas’s pioneering work in performance, video and installation which includes a major exhibition in the Level 2 galleries in the Blavatnik Building. The performance builds upon an earlier iteration of the work first presented as part of TBA21–Academy’s Convening #2 in Kochi, India (2016).

Curated by Stefanie Hessler in collaboration with Isabella Maidment. Produced by Judith Bowdler and María Montero Sierra. Moving Off the Land. Oceans—Sketches and Notes is performed by Joan Jonas in collaboration with composer Ikue Mori; second performer Francesco Migliaccio; technical assistant David Sherman; lighting designer Jan Kroeze.

Joan Jonas: Moving Off the Land. Oceans – Sketches and Notes is commissioned by TBA21–Academy, London and presented in collaboration with Tate Modern.

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Turbine Hall

London SE1 9TG
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31 May 2018 at 22.00–23.00


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