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Joan Jonas
Volcano Saga
Volcano Saga
1989
«Based on the thirteenth-century Icelandic Laxdeala Saga, this narrative reverie is a televisual retelling of a medieval myth about a young woman (played by Tilda Swinton) whose dreams foretell the future. Shot in the dramatic natural landscapes of Iceland and in New York, this performance-based work uses ancient dream analysis as a starting point for a densely textured tale, in which the young woman's interpreter (played by Ron Vawter) hears her dreams and sees their meaning. Jonas employs multilayered digital effects to create a ritualistic dreamscape of the young woman's imagination and desires. The ghostly overlays, otherworldly images and mythical text imbue Volcano Saga with a haunting beauty.»--www.eai.org. Participants: Toon Illegems i Jules Backus (directors de fotografia); Robert Burden, Kathryn High, Joan Joans, Branda Miller i Jill Koresen (editors); Tild Swinton, Ron Vawter i Joan Jonas (participants) i Ruth Maleczech (narració).
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original title
Volcano Saga
year of acquisition
2007
type of object
Audiovisual recording
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
registration number
R.2952
date
1989
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
media
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 28 min 5 s
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© Joan Jonas, VEGAP, Barcelona
original title
Volcano Saga
registration number
R.2952
date
1989
year of acquisition
2007
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
type of object
Audiovisual recording
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Single-channel video, colour, sound, 28 min 5 s
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Copyright
© Joan Jonas, VEGAP, Barcelona
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