Joan Jonas: Moving Off the Land (Paperback)

Joan Jonas: Moving Off the Land By Joan Jonas (Artist), Uta Meta Bauer (Editor), Stefanie Hessler (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Joan Jonas (Artist), Uta Meta Bauer (Editor), Stefanie Hessler (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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A multimedia meditation on the many meanings of the ocean across history

This volume closely follows the development of Joan Jonas' (born 1936) multiformat project Moving off the Land. The artist's most recent body of work, it encompasses three years of research into the significance of the ocean throughout history, and features sculptures, drawings, sound and new video productions. Jonas combines poetry and prose by writers such as Emily Dickinson and Herman Melville with texts by Rachel Carson and Sy Montgomery, and with moving images filmed in aquariums and in Jamaica, where algae bloom and over-fishing pose urgent threats to the ecosystem. The monograph includes the complete script for the performance along with annotations, images of Jonas' live performance, and a complete chronology with documentation of the performance's history.



Product Details
ISBN: 9783753302294
ISBN-10: 3753302295
Publisher: Walther Konig Verlag
Publication Date: April 11th, 2023
Pages: 272
Language: English