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Oral history interview with Joan Jonas, 2009.

Creator: Jonas, Joan, 1936-
Project: Elizabeth Murray Women in the Visual Arts oral history project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 270 pages 1 electronic file : digital file (90 minutes). 1 electronic file : digital file (60 minutes). 1 electronic file : digital file (85 minutes). 1 electronic file : digital file (56 minutes). 1 videocassette (97 minutes).
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Artist. Performance artist.

Scope and Contents

Born 1936; childhood in New York; education: B.A. Mount Holyoke College, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, M.F.A Columbia University; influences and symbols in art: animals, Dante Alighieri, fairytales, Icelandic sagas, landscape, literature, mythology, nature, narrative structure, Noh theater tradition, rituals; vertical roll of video technique; travel in Greece 1966; transition from sculpture to performance art; installations at Dia Beacon; teaching: MIT Visual Arts Program, University of California Los Angeles; residency University of Texas Austin; performances and installations: Double Lunar Dogs, Organic Honey, Organic Honey's First Visual Telepathy, Organic Honey's Vertical Roll, Performa, Reading Dante, Songdelay, The Juniper Tree, Veil, Vertical Roll, Volcano Saga, Wind; Venice Biennale; interaction with Richard Serra.


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Copyright held by: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2009

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