Wind is the recording of a performance made by the artist in 1968. Located between fields and relentless sea coast, Joan Jonas portrays a group of actors move through a landscape hard, windswept. The film, in black and white, uneven, and in fast silent-film evokes early while the localized content in the interstitial parts towards minimalism in the late 1960s. As Songdelay, another early film performances, Joan Jonas cares removing medium to highlight attention to the human figure and its movements in space have ritual. Its performers struggle, again and again, with their coats fluttering, fighting the gusts of wind that, though silent and unseen, defines the contours of this work.
Frac Lorraine collection