Jonn's film, entitled Rock, was commissioned by Levi's Made & Crafted and consists of a single take in which nothing happens and everything happens. A woman (THE THING Quarterly's Managing Editor Sarah Simon) walks through a field and discovers a rock. Herschend's work is focused on the moments where confusion, boredom and beauty exist. He feels that it is in these moments that we can better understand who we are and what we are doing in this confusion that we live in.
Jonn Herschend is a San Francisco-based artist and filmmaker. He is co-editor and cofounder of THE THING Quarterly and a recent recpient of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's SECA award.