Yoko Ono’s legendary performance ‘Sky Piece to Jesus Christ’ is followed by Yoko Ono doing her ‘Action Piece’ painting, clearing the air in a scream, and then introducing a ‘Promise Piece’, in this video from Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2013.
In Sky Piece to Jesus Christ (1965) the members of a chamber orchestra are wrapped in gauze bandages. Ono views the sky as the epitome of freedom in contrast to the inner and outer bonds visualized during the performance. The performance is further explained in the related video interview ‘A thing called life’.
Japanese-American avant-garde artist Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo in 1933, but moved to New York when she was 18, later becoming one of the most important representatives of the Fluxus movement. Yoko Ono, who was called “the most famous unknown artist in the world” by John Lennon, was actually a recognized artist when they met in 1966.
Recorded at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, 2013.
Camera: Klaus Elmer, Nicolaj Jungersen & Mathias Nyholm
Edited by Kamilla Bruus
Colorgrade: Honey Biba Beckerlee
Produced by Marc-Christoph Wagner.
Copyright Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2013.
Supported by Nordea-fonden.