Joanie 4 Jackie 4Ever (Co-Star tape #1) from Joanie 4 Jackie (aka Big Miss Moviola), a video chain-letter project for distributing womenâ€™s video work, 1996-present
Co-Star Tape #1 includes the work of Sativa Peterson, Myra Paci, Dulcie Clarkson, Miranda July, Fiona Saunders, Yoriko Washiyama, Carolyn Cooley and Zoey Kroll.
Joanie 4 Jackie 4Ever is a video chainletter highlighting the best of the first batch of chainletters in the Joanie 4 Jackie (aka Big Miss Moviola) home video art exchange project project started by filmmaker and performing artist Miranda July. It includes Miranda Julyâ€™s landmark video The Amateurist. There have been over 20 videochainletters made to date, each celebrating womenâ€™s film and video making, and allowing the widespread circulation of material which might never make it on to broadcast television. Joanie 4 Jackie prefigures the video filesharing sites now common on the World Wide Web.
In The Amateurist a â€śprofessionalâ€ť woman monitors an â€śamateurâ€ť woman (both played by July) via video surveillance â€“ a kind of personal direct TV link â€“ as she has for the last four and a half years. She has never had direct contact with the amateur, but creates a sense of communion through numbers, knobs and careful language.
Miranda Julyâ€™s videos, performances, and web-based projects have been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in the 2002 and 2004 Whitney Biennials. She wrote, directed and starred in her first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera dâ€™Or.