This video documents a part of the performance that Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran in collaboration with Brandon Ross presented at the opening night of Art Basel Miami Beach’s Art Public program. The performance is titled AiR and contains both jazz and operatic elements. It interacts with Mexican artist José Davila’s public art installation Untitled (The Space Beneath Us), an architectural intervention made of ceramic tiles that was installed in front of the Bass Museum of Art and that translates the Homage to the Square series of paintings by the German-born American artist Joseph Albers into sculpture. The video above is an excerpt. The full-length video is available after the break.
Alicia Hall Moran is a Broadway musical actress and classically trained mezzo-soprano. Jason Moran is a pianist-composer, who is a MacArthur Fellow and the artistic adviser for jazz at the Kennedy Center. Jason and Alicia Hall Moran have been collaborating for many years. In 2012, they participated in the Whitney Biennial with the performance event Bleed. The artists live and work in New York.
Jason and Alicia Hall Moran: AiR / Performance. Opening Night Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach 2012.
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Complete video (17:05 Min.):