Celebrated artist Joan Jonas has focused on animals, the body, and mythologies throughout her exceptional career. Storytelling, movement, and sound are important tools in her oeuvre, evoking that which cannot be explained by the rational human mind. Next February, TBA21 will bring Jonas’s exhibition Moving Off the Land II to the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

This round table focuses on Jonas and brings her in conversation with founder of TBA21, Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, whose recent lecture performance Sounds Too Many homes in on the auditory senses in the oceans, sound archivist, curator, and founder of the label Mana Andrea Zarza, and Stefanie Hessler, curator of the exhibition and director of Kunsthall Trondheim, Norway