We visited the studio of Joan Jonas, our SoHo neighbor and a friend of MZW co-founder Monica, to talk about her practice, her inspirations, and emerging in the New York art scene during the 60s and 70s.
walker, dancer, dreamer, comic, cook
Walking on the beach, listening to music, looking at art, playing with Ozu (my dog)
As a child listening to the boats on the East river
Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust, Stranger Magic by Marina Warner, The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa, This Cold Heaven by Gretel Ehrlich
Leaving home. Seeing the Hopi Snake dance. My first trip to Japan. Going to Cape Breton.
Stones, masks, bells, books, kites, mirrors, sticks
Early spring on the Hudson
There are no mistakes.
Once again, how to begin again
An ability to not have a most prized possession
Humor, consideration, brilliance, courage
See Joan Jonas' Reanimation performance this month as part of Performa 13. Find out more information here: http://13.performa-arts.org/event/joan-jonas