Three Returns

1973, 13:14 min, b&w, sound

In Three Returns, Jonas addresses perceptual phenomena in the natural landscape and questions the camera's recording of reality. Here she ritualistically charts sound, space and time in the topology of landscape. A boy playing bagpipes emerges from behind the camera, circles a field and then returns to the camera. Each successive "return" elicits the viewer's awareness of changes in the sound of the bagpipes and in the scale of the pasture.

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