Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Joan Jonas

Lines in the Sand

Joan Jonas. Lines in the Sand, 2002.

This work was commissioned for Documenta XI in Kassel Germany as an installation, which was later developed as a performance for the exhibition. It was subsequently performed at the Kitchen (NYC) and at the Tate Modern London in 2004. The installation was shown in Los Angeles, Taiwan Bienial, Mexico City,the Renaissance Society in Chicago, the Queens Museum (NY), and at the Norton Museum in Miami. Music for the performance was made in collaboration with Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky. The performers in the version were Ragani Haas, Joan Jonas, Sung Hwan Kim, and Henk Visch. Video backdrops were shot and designed by Joan Jonas. This version consists of excerpts from the Kitchen (NYC) performance in 2004. The project is based on the epic poem ‘Helen in Egypt’, and ‘Tribute to Freud’ by Hilda Doolittle (H.D.)


installation, video, Sigmund Freud, Poetry, Helen in Egypt

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