Paulette Phillips film installations evolve from an interest in how the subject leaks out of structures like language and architecture. She constructs uncanny experiences that amplify our attachment to voyeuristic pleasure. Born in Halifax and currently based in Toronto, Phillips’ work is represented by Diaz Contemporary Art, Toronto, and Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London. Recently she became certified as a polygraph examiner to carry out a video installation titled The Directed Lie (2011). “History Appears Twice, The First Time as Tragedy The Second Time As Farce.” (2008) was shown at NCAD, Dublin, Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, The Musee D’art Contemporain, Montreal and Diaz Contemporary. Her work is in the collections of the National Gallery and the MOMA. Recent group exhibitions include: Tatton Park Biennale; The Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris; The Power Plant, Toronto, ZKM Germany, Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria, Heidelburg Kunstverein, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, and Palazzo della Papesse, Sienna. Her video Marnie’s Handbag 2008, premiered at the Tate Modern and toured with Rencontres Internationales Paris, Berlin, Madrid. Paulette has lectured on her work at Universities across Canada, the UK and at the MOMA. Paulette is a Professor of Art at The Ontario College of Art and Design where she teaches film and video production, installation practices and sculpture.
2004, 05:00 minutes, colour, English
1992, 20:00 minutes, colour, English
1991, 30:00 minutes, colour, English
1991, 60:00 minutes, colour, English
1989, 07:00 minutes, colour, French, English sub-titles
1987, 35:00 minutes, colour, English
1986, 25:00 minutes, colour, English
1984, 29:30 minutes, colour, English
1983, 06:00 minutes, colour, English/German
Re-Enactment of An Event Which May Have Happened
1983, 12:00 minutes, colour, English
1982, 11:00 minutes, colour, English
1981, 07:00 minutes, colour
by . Sketch, Spring 2006.
by . Canadian Art, Sept. Fall 2004, v. 21, no. 3.
by . Caught In the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women, 2004. Toronto: YYZ, 2004.
by . Vanguard, Feb. 1988, v. 17, no. 1.
by and . Fuse, Winter 1988, v. 11, no. 4.
by . Fuse, Winter 1987, v. 11, no. 4.
by . Cinema Canada, Nov. 1986.
British/Canadian Video Exchange '84, 1984. London: Canada House Cultural Centre, 1984.
by . Toronto: Litho Offset, 1984.