Platform: Jonah Bokaer
July 9, 2016–January 16, 2017
Jonah Bokaer is an interdisciplinary artist who merges choreography, visual art, film, and artistic research. Bokaer’s Platform project will feature a two-channel projection of a new choreographic work for film, shot within the dramatic vistas of the Parrish Art Museum. The artist will also create 122 choreographic drawings based on the musical score of Morton Feldman and Samuel Beckett’s 1977 opera Neither. The delicate drawings will be installed on the wooden beams which form the Museum’s “spine” or central corridor. Bokaer is currently a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow and United States Artists Fellow in Dance (Ford Foundation).
Platform is an open-ended invitation to a single artist per year to present a project within the building and grounds of the Parrish Art Museum. Platform invites artists to consider the entire Museum as a potential site for works that transcend disciplinary boundaries, encouraging new ways to experience art, architecture, and the landscape.
Platform: Jonah Bokaer is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Linda Hackett/ CAL Foundation, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, The May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, and Michéle and Steven Pesner. This event is part of The New York State Presenters Network-Presenter Artist Partnership Project made possible through a regrant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.