Joan Jonas, Double Lunar Dogs video 1984

Joan Jonas art

I really dig this Double Lunar Dogs video by Joan Jonas made in 1984. It is so ahead of it’s time!

Joan was one of the first artists to incorporate video into her performance art. This one is based on Robert Heinlein’s 1941 science fiction novel Universe. It’s a story about passengers who have been on a space ship so long, they forgot their initial mission.

Joan’s story is told by frightened astronauts and special effects. She used avant garde actors, musicians, and artists to create her story.

Jonas is a multi-media artist who uses dance and sculpture as well. She spends her time between NYC and Nova Scotia.

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