Joan Jeanrenaud
photo: Horst Wackerbarth



Performing Arts
JOAN JEANRENAUD
ICE CELLO


SUNDAY,
MAY 20, 2001,
12 NOON-4 PM

FREE WITH GALLERY ADMISSION
INNER LOBBY


Over the course of several hours, Jeanrenaud "plays" a unique cello made entirely of ice, while sound artist Stephen Vitiello manipulates and amplifies the tones produced as it melts. An enveloping environment of sound and image, Ice Cello raises questions about permanence and heightens viewers' perceptions of their surroundings. The piece was conceived by conceptual artist Jim McWilliams and performed by the late Charlotte Moorman in the New York Avant-Garde Festival, an annual event in which Yoko Ono often participated. Jeanrenaud restages the work in collaboration with McWilliams and Vitiello. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Y E S YOKO ONO.


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