"THAT’S IT! is a performance, THE SINGLE SCREEN is a filmed performance. From on-to off-screen, walking to posing, pausing to moving, it is an encounter between actors and visitors, confusion of roles, an inversion of subjectivities, something that happens between the gallery attendant and the work, between the work and the onlooker.” —Joëlle Tuerlinckx, 2018

From September 24 to 30, 2018, Joëlle Tuerlinckx (1958°, Brussels) presents her first live commission in the United States: THAT’S IT!. For more than twenty years, the artist has been widely known for her complex installations that combine materials from her personal archives, such as drawings, music, objects, photographs, and projections. Her site-specific practice often focuses on the interior architecture of museums and the various situations that they present to the visitor. Out of the staging of these immersive settings, Tuerlinckx has more recently developed a body of work rooted in live choreography and sound, which furthers her interest in exploring the experiential boundaries of what it means to inhabit the museum.

Tuerlinckx’s commission for Dia proposes a comprehensive “museum choreography”—an ambitious performance engaging multiple collaborators and live elements in several galleries and outdoor spaces at Dia:Beacon. Taking place over the course of one week, THAT’S IT! features different events each day that respond to Dia’s collection and the architecture of Dia:Beacon. Each day, Tuerlinckx and her regular actors perform different scenes that take place in and around Dia:Beacon. She has also invited several groups from the Hudson Valley including firefighters, youth softball players, and a high school marching band to enact specific choreographies that traverse the galleries. The events are set to a live score composed and performed by Christoph Fink and Valentijn Goethals, and the entire performance is filmed in real time, extending the encounter between artwork, museum, and spectator. Dia will present the resulting feature-length film, produced by Escautville, in the coming years.

The film was screened or exhibited at:


  • Kunsthal Gent, La fabrique d'un Single Screen, Ghent (BE), 20 Sep. 2019 - 12 Jan. 2020

  • BOZAR, Brussel (BE), 1 mei 2021



  • Produced by Dia:Beacon (Kelly Kivland and Francesca Lo Galbo) and Escautville (Ulrike Lindmayr and Vincent Stroep)

  • With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and the S.M.A.K. Ghent.

  • Interpretation: Juliette Tomas, Estelle Labes, Remi Rupprecht, Lutèce Mauger, Valentijn Goethals, Christoph Fink

  • Music: Christoph Fink, Valentijn Goethals

  • Cinematography: Raimon Gaffier


  • Projet de long métrage/performance au musée de la Dia Art Foundation à Beacon (USA) réalisé par l’artiste plasticienne Joëlle Tuerlinckx.


  • Les performeurs intéragissent avec les œuvres de Walter De Maria, Richard Serra, Dan Flavin, Sol Lewitt, etc. La pièce sera jouée en 2018 et est également sujette à la réalisation d’un film.