In Yve Laris Cohen’s Studio/Theater, the artist will repurpose the remains of the Doris Duke Theatre (originally named the Studio/Theatre), which was destroyed in 2020 by a fire at Jacob’s Pillow, a historic dance site in Becket, Massachusetts. This exhibition consists of two performances, titled Preservation and Conservation, presented on alternating Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. Staged among the remains of the Doris Duke, these performances harness the event of the fire to explore approaches to maintaining both material objects and live art forms.
The performance starts promptly at 8:00 p.m., and late entry is not permitted. Once the performance begins, no additional guests will be allowed into the performance space. Please arrive by 7:45 to allow enough time to check in prior to the start time.
If the event is sold out, there will be a first-come, first-served standby line beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the night of the event.
Additionally, please note that all visitors in attendance are required to wear a mask for the duration of the performance. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.
Performers: Stephen Furnstahl, Mark Hanford, Paul Hashagen, Naomi Kroll Hassebroek, Michele d’Arcy Marincola, Lisa B. Malter, Norton Owen, Peter Rosenbaum, Christopher E. Swindlehurst, Liz Thompson, Anthony Tung, Tom von Foerster (alternate), and Lynda Zycherman.
Stagehand: Yve Laris Cohen
Stenographers: Debra A. Levinson (alternate), Dominick M. Tursi
Lighting design: Madeline Best
Artist assistance: Cuba, Nora Chellew
Assistive listening devices will be made available upon request.
Preservation was created in part during a residency at the Pillow Lab at Jacob’s Pillow.
Studio/Theater is commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.