Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran


Video: Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran's Bleed

In this video, 2012 Biennial artists Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran perform during the second day of BLEED, their five-day residency on the Museum's fourth floor.


Also On View

During BLEED, past video collaborations with Glenn Ligon, Joan Jonas, Kara Walker, and Simone Leigh and Liz Magic Laser—and a new video by the cultural historian Maurice Berger—will be continuously screened on the fourth floor.

Alicia Hall Moran

Born 1973 in Redwood City, California
Lives and Works in New York

Jason Moran

Born 1975 in Houston
Lives and Works in New York

For their Biennial residency, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran present five days of live music, exploring the power of performance to cross barriers and challenge assumptions, as their title, BLEED, suggests. With a line-up of concerts and events spanning music, dance, theater, and literature, as well as an exhibition of past video collaborations with Glenn Ligon, Joan Jonas, Kara Walker, and Simone Leigh and Liz Magic Laser—and a new video by the cultural historian Maurice Berger—BLEED is a celebration of surprising synergy across the visual arts and music.

The Morans’ decade-long artistic partnership is perhaps the most poetic “sound bleed” of all. Alicia Hall Moran is a Broadway musical actress and classically trained mezzo-soprano of extraordinary warmth and eloquence; Jason Moran, a MacArthur Fellow and the artistic adviser for jazz at the Kennedy Center, is an acclaimed pianist/composer whose innovative style provides an influential vision of what jazz can be in the twenty-first century.