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Joan Jonas
Wind
Wind
1968
A Long Island beach covered in snow was the setting chosen by Joan Jonas to record a series of figures fighting against the wind with enigmatic movements. This is one of Jonas’s early performances, filmed in natural or industrial environments and incorporating the use of mirrors. In Wind, masked couples walk back to back, others take their coats on and off, while another couple with little mirrors sewn on their clothes appear and reappear throughout the performance. Filmed with long shots, in black and white and without sound, Jonas allows the wind to dictate the movements of the performers, in a mixture of choreography, ceremony and improvisation. With a language close to Minimalism, this pioneer of performance art evokes the early days of cinema.
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original title
Wind
year of acquisition
2007
type of object
Audiovisual recording
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
registration number
R.2953
date
1968
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
media
16 mm film transferred into video, b/w, silent, 5 min 40 s
Copyright
© Joan Jonas, VEGAP, Barcelona
original title
Wind
registration number
R.2953
date
1968
year of acquisition
2007
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
type of object
Audiovisual recording
media
16 mm film transferred into video, b/w, silent, 5 min 40 s
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Copyright
© Joan Jonas, VEGAP, Barcelona
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Dance
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