Joan Jonas is active/lives in New York, Nova Scotia / Canada. Joan Jonas is known for installation, performance and video art, sculpture.
Biography Joan Jonas
The following text is from The New York Times Style Magazine, April 12, 2015
"Joan Jonas: All at once"
By Lisa Cohen
SHE STANDS AT an easel, a small but commanding figure with cropped white hair, and draws an intricate geometric shape. Upstage, footage of snow swirling across the surface of a road plays on a large screen. We are moved through this austere yet sumptuous atmosphere, whorls of white on blacktop. As the video cuts to a still image — a torn piece of an old map on which Iceland appears — Joan Jonas crosses the stage to a work table, looks up at the screen and begins to draw the outline of the country. Suddenly, the photograph changes, then keeps changing: horses, mountainous land, ice floes, a volcano. She
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