- Joan Jonas born 1936
- Video, monitor, black and white and sound
- Duration: 17min, 24sec
- Purchased with funds provided by the Tate Americas Foundation 2016
Licensed to Tate
This video is based on a 1972 performance, the first in which Joan Jonas used a mix of pre-recorded and live video images. Here Jonas acts both as a woman in neutral clothes (herself) and as a hyper-feminine character called Organic Honey. The character appears to be obsessed with her own image, multiplied by mirrors and video effects. This work is typical of Jonas’s interest in ritual gestures, as well as in the use of masks, symbolic objects and the act of drawing.
Gallery label, August 2020
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Joan Jonas is an artist and filmmaker who, in the early 1970s, pioneered the use of video and performance in …