Jesse Jones, still from “The Struggle Against Ourselves,” 2011, 16mm film transferred to video.
Courtesy the artist.

July 1–August 28, 2011

Jones’ recent body of work focuses on the political and social history of cinema while exploring the role of film as a cultural artifact within collective history. Commissioned by REDCAT and produced at CalArts during a residency this spring in Los Angeles, Jones’ new film takes Vsevolod Meyerhold’s biomechanics etudes as its point of departure to position itself between the principles of Russian constructivism and its eventual appropriation by mass culture.

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