Shalhevet Goldhar

I grew up in Israel and moved to Canada in 1972 at age 20. I attended the Ontario College of Art (graduating in 1976), where I studied filmmaking under Lothar Spree, produced experimental films and other art, and organized with Scott Didlake the first Toronto Super 8 Film Festival. I later went on to produce videos on art councils grants, including a documentary on the experience of immigration with Meg Thornton and several dramatic works featuring Canadian actors such as Lisa Steele and Jackie Burroughs. If there's a theme to my work it's probably the politics of the personal experience.

During the 1980s and early 1990s I had shows at A-Space (Toronto) and Video In (Vancouver) and participated in Canadian festivals such as the New Work Show, Cinemama and Images Festival, among others. My videos were acquired by the Metro Toronto Public Library, Trinity Square Video Archives, and the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff. Some were also picked up for classroom use at the Ontario College of Art, Ryerson University, and York University in Toronto. Overall, however, I have done little promotion and my last video in distribution (Still Life, 1996) was not shown anywhere.

In addition to writing/directing/editing, I co-managed Charles Street Video for a few years, taught video editing workshops, and worked as editor on artists' videos. In the 1990s I moved with my family to the States and got involved in other creative endeavors, including computer graphics, script writing, theater, web design and blogging. I also have plans to digitize my films and tapes and publish them on the web along with more current projects. We'll see where things go.

Artist Code: 166


Still Life (in an urban setting)

1996, 58:00 minutes, colour & B&W, English

Mold Grows on Baby

1988, 50:20 minutes, colour & B&W, English


1986, 40:00 minutes, colour, English

The Person by the Person

1984, 54:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Images '89
by Donna Lypchuk. Cinema Canada, Sept. 1989.
Separate Voices
by Peggy Gale. Separate Voices, 1989. The Third Fukui International Video Biennale, 1989.
Individuals: New Video From Canada
by Peggy Gale. Aspetti e Tendenze della Ricerca Video Canadese, 1989. Ferrara: Ferrara: Centro Video Arte, 1989.
Video In Drag: Trans-sexing the Feminine
by Dot Tuer. Parallelogramme, Feb. 1987, v. 12, no. 3.