Encrypted Histories – Nuit Blanche at the MJM
This Nuit Blanche, join us for an evening of live performance and an immersive art experience playing with cultural identity, visual language, and communication. Inspired by our current exhibition, The Ocean Between Us, for one night our Museum will be transformed into an ethereal labyrinth, designed by artist Jordanna Ibghy, inviting visitors to immerse themselves completely in Yuula Benivolski’s work. Throughout the evening, we will host a series of live letter-readings in English, French, and Russian, where the performers will take turns translating each others words, creating a chorus of spoken word. This experience brings us back to the original idea behind The Ocean Between Us, which was first inspired by letters written to the artist’s family by a formerly imprisoned Jewish Trotskyist dissident poet and journalist on the KGB watchlist in the 1970s.