Past Event

Screening of films and videos by Joan Jonas and others

Event: 7 PM
Free Admission

Where: Space D (4th Floor)

This second evening of screenings entitled Transmission II features videos and films by Jonas alongside films and documentation from other artists and filmmakers that have had a seminal influence on Jonas's work and thinking. Conceived around the notion of masquerade and movement, this program encompasses a wide array of cultural sources and inspirations from the world of theater, cinema, and dance, ranging from Jack Smith to Noh Theatre, postmodern dance, and experiments from early cinema.

What's on:

George Méliès
Voyage to the Moon, 1902, 12 min 15 s

Robert Whitman
Flower, 1963, silent, 29 min (10 min excerpt)

Tamara Henderson and Tiziana La Melia
3 Pockets Di O getti, 2013, 2 min 25 s

Jack Smith
Jungle Island, 1967, 15 min

Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson
Swamp, 1971, 6 min

Joan Jonas
Glass Puzzle, 1973, b&w, sound, 17 min 27 s

Raymond Saroff
Store Days I & II (Claes Oldenburg’s happenings), 1962, 8 min 44 s (excerpt)

Colin Campbell
Sackville, I’m Yours, 1972, 14 min 40 s

All films will be presented in their original version.

Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations

In conjunction with the exhibition Joan Jonas: From Away, DHC/ART and guest curator Barbara Clausen will present Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations, a program of events in two parts, from May 24 to 27 and from June 20 to August 26. This series will present a performance lecture by Joan Jonas with Jason Moran, performances by taisha paggett, Tanya Lukin Linklater and Simone Forti, two evenings of film and video screenings, and one afternoon of conversation. While distinct in their own practice and aesthetics, the participating artists from the fields of dance, visual arts and music, share an affinity with Jonas’s engagement and ‘insistence' on reading the world(s) against and with the flow of the times. These interdisciplinary art practices, from the fields of art, dance, poetry, and music, in a similar vanguard spirit to that of Jonas, explore modes of movement, sound and non-linear storytelling. This is reflective of a constantly evolving collective imaginary that reflects and shapes the various socio-political contexts we live in.

Photo credit: Tamara Henderson and Tiziana La Melia, Three Pockets di O Getti, 2013. Video still, transfered from 16mm colour film, audio, 2 min 25 s. Courtesy of the artists and Magasin III, Stockholm.

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