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Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography & Social Thought at the New School incubates advanced transdisciplinary research and practice at the intersection of social theory and design and fosters dialogue on related themes across the university.

Joan Jonas

Seminar

The GIDEST seminar is held on Fridays from 12-1:30pm. All seminars take place in the GIDEST Lab at 411, 63 Fifth Avenue.


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Joan Jonas

FROM THE IMAGINARY TO THE REAL

In her GIDEST seminar, Joan Jonas will be presenting later work, beginning with The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things (2004-2007), and ending with her most recent piece, Stream or River Flight or Pattern (2016-2017), discussing connections between the works and the sources on which she drew in creating them. She will also touch on her relationship to projection-as-technology, literary sources, and the present-day state of the environment.

Joan Jonas, The Shape, The Scent, The Feel of Things (2004)

A pioneering video and performance artist, sculptor, and visual artist, Joan Jonas has influenced generations of video performance art. She is the recipient of multiple awards for her contributions to contemporary art, including the American Film Institute’s Maya Deren Award for Video, the Hyogo Prefecture Museum of Modern Art Prize at the Tokyo International Video Art Festival, and the Polaroid Award for Video. In 2009, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Joan Jonas, Stream or River Flight or Pattern (2016-2017)

Joan has performed The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things at Dia:Beacon (2006), the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2008), and more recently, she has also performed at Performa 13 (2013) and Art Night (2016).

Earlier Event: March 30
Margot Bouman
Later Event: April 20
N.K. Jemisin

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