Joan Jonas, Vertical Roll, (1972)

January 3, 2013
Event Types
Black and white image of a woman lying on her side.

Joan Jonas, still from Vertical Roll, 1972. MIT List Visual Arts Center, 2007. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

Vertical Roll is a seminal work. In a startling collusion of form and content, Jonas constructs a theater of female identity by deconstructing representations of the female body and the technology of video. Using an interrupted electronic signal — or "vertical roll" — as a dynamic formal device, she dislocates space, re-framing and fracturing the image.

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