M.C. Richards, floor plan of John Cage’s Theater Piece No. 1 (1952), drawn for William Fetterman in 1989.
A slideshow and performance uncovers forgotten moments and memories in the communal legacy of Black Mountain College.
Declared the first Happening and later named Theater Piece No. 1, an unnamed performance took place in August 1952 at Black Mountain College that would become one of the most famous events in the college’s history. The ICA has invited five Boston-based artists to reimagine Theater Piece No. 1 by proposing a series of actions that will take place in the ICA galleries and throughout the museum.
In Passing Time, Jonathan Calm integrates archival images, texts, and sounds in a slideshow and performance that uncovers forgotten moments and memories in the communal legacy of Black Mountain College.
Jonathan Calm is a photo and video artist who has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and recently accepted an assistant professorship in Photography at the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University.