Mirror Piece II
with Joan Jonas


In Jonas’s Mirror Piece II, performers carry out a series of carefully choreographed actions with mirrors and glass. The size and weight of the props mean the performers’ movements have to be slow and careful. The constant danger that the mirrors will break creates a sense of anxiety among the spectators.

First performed in 1970, Mirror Piece II was never recorded on film. Jonas has based the reconstruction on notes and photographs. She has built on the feeling and look of the original and invented new movements and configurations in the choreography. In between performances, visitors to the South Tank can hear a musical composition by Jonas and jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran.

This reconstruction of Mirror Piece II 1970 has been realised by Joan Jonas together with Nefeli Skarmea.


  • Reconstruction Realized by: Joan Jonas & Nefeli Skarmea
  • Performed by: Temitope Ajose-Cutting, Monsur Ali, Luca Bakos, Anna Cabré-Verdiell, Natalie Corne, Dylan Spencer Davidson, Mary Feliciano, Annie Fox, Andrew Graham, Martin Hargreaves, Laura Hemming-Lowe, Emma Waltraud Howes, Maria da Luz Ghoumrassi, Francesco Migliaccio, Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome, Danai Pappa, Daniel Jeremiah Persson, Malik Nashad Shape, Eleanor Sikorski

Exhibition History

  • Ten Days Six Nights
    Tate Tanks
    London, UK


All rights and contents of Mirror Piece II by Joan Jonas, belong solely to the artist.