Organic Honey's Vertical Roll

1973-99, 15 min, b&w, sound

This documentation of a 1972 performance, in which Jonas performs as "Organic Honey," includes many of her signature devices: mirrors, masks, and the use of video for spatial, temporal, and psychological layering. In this prescient work, Jonas relates the theatrical space of her live performance to that of electronic media, as in her reference to the "vertical roll." Costumed in a doll's mask and a kimono, employing props such as fans and a feathered headdress, Jonas foregrounds emblems of female identity.

Performance at Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.