Susan Britton

Susan Britton was born in Winnipeg and began studies in the Advertising Art program at Red River Community College in 1973. In 1975 she transferred to NSCAD where she began to experiment with video. After she graduated with her BFA from NSCAD in 1976, she moved to Toronto where she made many videotapes and her work was exhibited widely. Susan was one of the five original members of Vtape in 1980. She also co-founded the Cabana Club, an early venue for artists' video and performance work. She left the Toronto video community in 1982 to set up a commercial video editing business in New York with several friends, later moving on to work  as a writer and analyst. Susan returned to Toronto in 2006 and has a career as a business analyst in the financial services industry.

Artist Code: 229


You, You’re the One

1984, 08:00 minutes, colour, English


1983, 19:55 minutes, colour, English

Freeze Frame

1983, 02:00 minutes, colour, English

The International Band

1982, 09:00 minutes, colour, English

Up-Down Strange

1981, 55:00 minutes, colour, English

Standard Format No. 1 Da-Da Go-Go

1980, 45:00 minutes, colour, English

Casting Call

1979, 36:00 minutes, colour, English

Message to China

1979, 23:00 minutes, colour, English

Lightbulb Goes Out

1978, 54:00 minutes, B&W, English

Tutti Quanti

1978, 30:00 minutes, B&W, English

…And a Woman

1978, 05:58 minutes, B&W, English


1977, 52:00 minutes, B&W, English

Don’t Get Cute

1977, 08:00 minutes, B&W, English

Love Hurts

1977, 09:00 minutes, B&W, English

I'm Okay, You're Okay

1976, 01:32 minutes, colour

The formula

1976, 03:00 minutes, B&W, English


1976, 12:00 minutes, B&W, English

What Does Alienated Labour Mean to You?

1976, 10:20 minutes, B&W, English

Why I Hate Communism No. 1

1976, 03:00 minutes, B&W, English

vide ordure

1976, 08:00 minutes, B&W, English

In the Mood

1976, 03:00 minutes, B&W, English


1976, 10:30 minutes, B&W, English

Critical Writing

Collection of Halifax video art recalls genre's first principles
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Nov. 16, 1995, v. 15, no. 11.
Corpus Loquendi: body for speaking
by Jan Peacock. Halifax: Dalhousie Art Gallery, 1994.
Corpus Loquendi/Body for Speaking: Body-Centred Video in Halifax...
by Jan Peacock. Halifax: Dalhousie Art Gallery, 1994.
From Resevoir of Predictions
by Tom Sherman. Art Metropole, 1990.
Individuals: New Video From Canada
by Peggy Gale. Aspetti e Tendenze della Ricerca Video Canadese, 1989. Ferrara: Ferrara: Centro Video Arte, 1989.
An official guide to the periphery
by Geoffrey James. Maclean's, Aug. 3, 1987, v. 100, no. 31.
Winnipeg Perspective 1985 Video
by Shirley Madill. The Winnipeg Perspective, 1985. Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1985.
Snafus Snip Video Perspective
by Randal McIlroy. Winnipeg Free Press, Mar. 2, 1985.
Video in Canada: Process and Production
by Renée Baert. Video '84, - Recontres Vidéo Internationales de Montreal, 1984, v. sept.
The Use of the Self to Structure Narrative
by Peggy Gale. Musee d'Art Contemporain, 1984.
Video culture bridges gap between art, culture: Canadian artists...
by Adrian Iwachiw. Excalibur, Nov. 1983, v. 18, no. 10.
New Imagery: At the Museum of Modern Art, New York
by Lori Zippay. Video Guide, 1982, v. 4, no. 20.
Introduction: Transmissions
by Elke Town. Transmissions, 1982. Cambridge: Cambridge Library/Art Center, 1982.
VIDEO/VIDEO: If this event was a dry run for PAY-TV, one must view...
by Clive Robertson. Fuse, Nov. 1981, v. 5, no. 8 & 9.
by Clive Robertson. Fuse, Jan. 1980, v. 4, no. 2.
11e Biennale De Paris: Les Canadiens
by Unknown. Parachute, Fall 1980, no. 20.
Video is not television, Performance is not theatre
by Martha Fleming and Douglas Durand. Body Politic, June 1980, no. 64.
Susan Britton: New Tapes: Bakunin Meets British Vogue
by Lisa Steele. Centerfold, Feb. 1979, v. 3, no. 3.
Susan Britton
by Andrew Scott. Vanguard, Apr. 1979, v. 8, no. 3.
Susan Britton
by Kim Tomczak. Video Guide, June 1979, v. 2, no. 2.
Colonialist Chic or Radical Cheek?
by Karl Beveridge. Centerfold, June 1979, v. 3, no. 5.
But is it art?
by John Bentley Mays. Maclean's, Nov. 5, 1979.
Video Lunch
by Susan Britton. International Video Art Symposium - Queen's University, Mar. 5, 1979.
Introduction:: International Video Art Symposium
by Linda J. Milrod. International Video Art Symposium - Queen's University, Mar. 5, 1979.
I Am Here, This Is Real
by Peggy Gale. Autobiography: Film/Video/Photography, 1978. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1978.
The 1978 Canadian Video Open
by Lisa Steele. Centerfold, Apr. 1978, v. 2, no. 4.