Since the late 1960s, Joan Jonas's work in film and video has proposed a highly original combination of performance and astute investigations of the media with which she works. Incorporating drawing, performative props and multiple frames and layers, her works explore a range of spatial, perceptual and technological phenomena in a way that is both playful and illuminating.
This four-screening series cuts across Jonas’s body of work to draw out key themes and techniques. The programme includes Jonas's two film collaborations with artist Richard Serra, as well as the works of filmmakers who have been influential to her practice: Jean Vigo, Kenneth Anger, Jack Smith and Maya Deren.
Each screening is introduced by Joan Jonas, and the series concludes with a discussion and Q&A with the artist.