Gallery Screening: Joan Jonas, Vertical Roll (1972)

November 8, 2012, 6:00PM

20 Ames Street Building E15
Cambridge, MA 02139

Joan Jonas, Vertical Roll, 1972, 19:38 min, b&w, sound

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.

This program is FREE and open to the general public. All are welcome.

For more information, contact:

Mark Linga
[617] 452-3586