Throughout September, tune in below to watch a rotating selection of video and performance commissions from the past decade as part of our #MuseumFromHome Online Screenings. Featured artwork changes every Wednesday at noon.

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Mika Tajima

Today Is Not a Dress Rehearsal (Judith Butler)

September 23–30, 2020

Mika Tajima, Today Is Not a Dress Rehearsal (Judith Butler), 2010; single-channel HD video, with sound, 22:31 min.; collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Mika Tajima


In 2009, Mika Tajima and New Humans transformed SFMOMA’s atrium space into a multimedia installation and open set incorporating live performance elements. This production-as-performance stage and film studio featured a collaboration with filmmaker Charles Atlas and various performers. Tajima’s edit, here, focuses on various configurations of rehearsal and performance, including an experimental lecture by philosopher Judith Butler.

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