Joan Jonas, The Wind, 1968

Joan Jonas

Selected Works 1968–2020

Gavin Brown's enterprise

Hosted by Gavin Brown's enterprise, this online show offers the rare opportunity to view highlights from Joan Jonas's expansive career, from her earliest video work, Wind, released in 1968, to Chandelier, a sculpture unveiled in 2020.

Featured above is a clip from Wind. Here's more about the piece, via the gallery:

Cutting between snowy fields and a raw seashore, Jonas focuses on a group of performers moving through a stark, windswept landscape. The 16mm film—silent, black and white, jerky and sped-up—evokes early cinema, while its content locates it in the spare minimalism of the late 1960s.

Joan Jonas, Wind, 1968. 5:37 min (black and white, silent) 16mm film. Courtesy of Gavin Brown's enterprise.