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Video Art Pioneer Joan Jonas on the Changing Landscape of Art

Video art pioneer Joan Jonas talks to The Huffington Post about her long career and her most recent multimedia/performance piece, Reanimation.

She says, “I think it’s great, that this form called performance art has been embraced by museums, for example. It’s the language of YouTube and Facebook, and a form of communication for younger artists and older ones as well. I think that it’s very important to have a wider audience. Of course times have changed and the work has changed. The initial experience of the 60s and 70s, when we first saw ourselves in our video monitors, is gone forever, but the memory exists in the recordings. Something lost, something gained.”

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