Keiji Uematsu created a kind of Vitruvian man somewhat different from Da Vinci’s. A body is stretched out in the middle level of a doorframe open to a dark interior. The gist, arguably, is that the limit of perception terminates with the human subject. [ftp]
In this well-known tape, Jonas manipulates the grammar of the camera to create the sense of a grossly disturbed physical space. The space functions as a metaphor for the unstable identity of the costumed and masked female figure roaming the screen, negotiating the rolling barrier of the screen’s bottom edge.
The piece is structurally very simple: a horizontal strip, resulting from filming a TV set, punctuates transitions between frames to the sound of a hypnotically synched monotonous beat, while Jonas presents excerpts from her Organic Honey theatrical performances. These performances are all structured around the vertical roll that insistently sweeps the screen throughout the piece’s 20 minutes, and are mostly framed in a spatially disruptive manner. All such performances seem to have a common theme: they all revolve around common representations of the female body and, therefore, of female sexuality when viewed from the outside…
You can watch this short film (20 min) at the link. Text 1, 2