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Jonna McKone

Jonna McKone

Artist Work

The Hum Of This Land
Image of Installation
2015
text on wall, photograph, TVs

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Phone
240 988 8268
Artistic Category

Film, Media Arts

Artist Statement

Her research-focused art practice examines concepts of distance - geographic, economic and temporal - approached through ethnography, archival research, walking, installation and nonfiction filmmaking. With a sense of place and historical research, her films seeks to unravel the nature of memory, labor, language, gesture and the icons of every day. She is currently at work on a lyrical film about American rivers.

Artist Bio

Jonna McKone is a documentarian, photographer, sound artist and filmmaker.

She works as a radio producer, instructor and film producer and editor. In this role, her work has appeared or involved collaborations with NPR, The Paris Review, Southern Foodways Alliance, DC Pulbic Library, Meridian Hill Pictures and the National Park Service. Her work examines public and private landscapes, concepts of distance, labor and the conventions of the documentary form. She has also worked as a research assistant at Duke University and as an instructor with Appalshop's Summer Documentary Institute in Kentucky and Durham-based a non-profit, Hidden Voices. Jonna is a graduate of Bowdoin College and holds an MFA from Duke University.