Artist

G.B. Jones

G.B. Jones was born in Canada and works in film, drawing, design, music and publishing. She has been making movies since 1985 and her work has been exhibited throughout North America, South America, Europe, Israel and Australia. Her most recent movie, "The Lollipop Generation", was showcased at the Gala Premiere for The Images Festival of 2008 and from there went on to play around the world. A retrospective of her earlier work, including "The Yo-Yo Gang" and "The Troublemakers", was held by Women In The Directors Chair in Chicago, IL, U.S.A., Her film "The Troublemakers" was selected by W 139 Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as their entry in the World Wide Video Festival.

G.B. Jones creates her movies on Super 8 mm film and analogue video utilizing guerrilla film tactics and embracing a no-budget credo she refers to as "The Aesthetics of Poverty", which is as much about formal concerns as it is about the socio-political. As such, her movies have been frequently regarded as forerunners for important cultural movements which have emerged in the past three decades.

Videography

The Lollipop Generation

2008, 70:00 minutes, colour, English

The Yo-Yo Gang

1992, 30:00 minutes, colour, English

The Troublemakers

1990, 20:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Inside Images: Festival offers a look at the cutting edge of...
by Jessica Padykula. SceneandHeard.ca, Mar. 28, 2009, v. 8, no. 7.
25th year of Boston LGBT Film Festival is a hit
by Melissa Woods. The Somerville News, May 20, 2009.
Images In Vague: Queer punks get nostalgic for the 90s. Richard...
by Jason Anderson. EYE WEEKLY, Apr. 3, 2008.
A sugar free cinematic revolution
by Bryen Dunn. Fab, Apr. 3, 2008.
Confused by experimental cinema? Get on the bus!: Images Festival...
by Jason Rehel. The Globe and Mail, Apr. 3, 2008.
The 21st Images Festival
Our Neighbourhood Magazine, Apr. 10, 2008.
Local Artist Featured at Images
by Erin Hatfield. The Parkdale Liberty Villager, Apr. 4, 2008.
Festival the antidote to "image glut"
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Apr. 3, 2008.
Film about underage porn stars to kick off Toronto's Images Festival
by Cbc.ca. CBC.ca, Mar. 12, 2008.
Images Festival Kicks off with Lollipop Generation Screening at 9pm
Shedoesthecity, Apr. 2, 2008.
Lollipops and the Future: Two feature films at Images look to lure...
by Jessica Padykula. SceneandHeard.ca, Apr. 7, 2008, v. 8, no. 2.
Sweeter than candy on a stick: The film buffs at Light industry...
by Sharyn Jackson. Time Out New York, Dec. 11, 2008, no. 689.
Teenage Kicks
by Randall Anderson. Canadian Art, Winter 2006, v. 23, no. 4.
In the Merry Month of May
by homocore chicago. Homocore, Apr. 2000, v. 8, no. 1.
Video Violins: Troublemakers (written, directed and produced by...
by Tim Murphy. Noise Queen, Fall 1999, no. 20.
Straight women, gay porn, and the scene of erotic looking
by Laura U. Marks. Jump Cut, Mar. 1996, no. 40.
(untitled)
Beauty #2, 1995. Toronto: The Power Plant, 1995.
Screen Scene: 'Crossdressing' series at ICA
by Betsy Sherman. The Boston Globe, May 13, 1993, v. 19, no. 29.
Potential Pictures
by Gabriel Gomez. Afterimage, May 1993, v. 20, no. 10.
Queer Is Smart
by Lynna Landstreet. Xtra!, Apr. 17, 1992, no. 195.