Joan Jonas: Reanimation



2013
72 minutes
English

Distributor: Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.











Joan Jonas, who started exploring new media in the mid-1960s, is one of the most influential artists in contemporary art. This film follows Jonas working on her new installation and performance Reanimation for dOCUMENTA(13) in 2012. Inspired by the novel Under the Glacier by Icelandic writer Halldór Laxness, she created a video installation piece, mixing footage of a trip to Norway, music, text, drawings, props, and reanimated videos from her past works. For the performance, she collaborated with jazz pianist Jason Moran who had worked with her on multiple projects over the past years. In the film, the artist offers insights into her art and inspirations.



Selected Film Festivals & Screenings

2013
TEMPS D'IMAGES PRÉMIOS DE CINEMA para FILMES SOBRE ARTE (Lisbon, Portugal)
Performa 13 at Anthology Film Archives (New York, NY)









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