Dates & Times

Oct 17 | 7:30 PM



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Performance: Jaanika Peerna


Estonian-born, NY based artist and educator Jaanika Peerna will present Glacier Elegy, an interactive performance on the topic of co-creation and destruction. 

“With my Glacier Elegy performances I am offering a place to reflect, contemplate, and come together. I invite the audience to join me in the process. Drawing it is an act of courage. We start with a long, hanging empty translucent white plane of mylar. It’s a scary moment yet one of bold possibility. Later in the performace melting ice is applied, and then destruction of the bodily line ensues. Once it is all melted and blurred there is an opportunity to build again. You can add. We can begin again.”
– Jaanika Peerna

Peerna’s work encompasses drawing, installation, and performance, often dealing with the theme of transitions in light, air, water and other natural phenomena. Her performances often involve the audience in participatory reflection on the current climate meltdown. Her art practice stems from the corporeal experience of existence and reaches towards enhanced awareness of the fragility, interconnectedness and wonder of life.

Click here to learn more about her work.

Additional Info

This performance will take place during October Creative Cocktail Hour at 7:30 PM