Janine Marchessault

Janine Marchessault is a Canada Research Chair in Art, Digital Media and Globalization at York University. She is the Co-Founder of Future Cinema Lab, a research facility devoted to ‘new stories for new screens’ as well as the Director of the Visible City + Archive, a comparative study of public art and architecture in 21st century cities. She is the author of Ecstatic World: Media, Humanism, Ecology (The MIT Press forthcoming) and Marshall McLuhan: Cosmic Media (Sage 2005) and is the (co) editor of several collections including Cartographies of Place (forthcoming), Fluid Screens, Expanded Cinema (University of Toronto Press 2007) and Locating Migrating Media (Lexington Press 2010). She is a past President of the Film Studies Association of Canada. She has (co)curated several large scale site specific art exhibitions including The Leona Drive Project (2009); Museum for the End of the World (Nuit Blanche 2012); and Land/Slide: Possible Futures (2013) and has produced several art videos which have been screened internationally.

Artist Code: 055


The Leona Drive Project

2011, 20:06 minutes, colour, English

Numerology of Fear

1998, 17:43 minutes, colour, English

The Act Of Seeing With Another Eye

1990, 27:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Outer Worlds
by Jesse Cumming. Canadian Art, May 23, 2019.
Site Specificity in the Age of Intermediality (With Thanks to...
by Janine Marchessault. Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ), Oct 2013, v. 2, no. 2. Intellect Ltd, 2013.
Of Bicycles and Films: The Case of Cinecycle
by Janine Marchessault. Public, 2010, no. 40.
The Body-That-Disappears-Into-Thin-Air: Vera Frenkel's Video Art
by Kay Armatage. Mirror Machine : Video and Identity, 1995. Toronto: YYZ Books, 1995.
Process Video: Self Reference and Social Change
by Jennifer Kawaja. Mirror Machine : Video and Identity, 1995. Toronto: YYZ Books, 1995.
Video Space/Video Time: The Electronic Image and Portable Video
by Ron Burnett. Mirror Machine: Video and Identity, 1995. Toronto: YYZ Books, 1995.
Deregulating Identity: Video and AIDS Activism: The Electronic...
by Tom Folland. Mirror Machine and Identity, 1995. Toronto: YYZ Books, 1995.
Mirror Machine: Video and Identity
by Janine Marchessault. YYZ Books, McGill University, 1995.
The Power Plant
by Unknown. Art Line, Sept. 1993.
Janine Marchessault
by Kim Derko. C Magazine, Summer 1990, no. 26.
Is The Dead Authour a Woman? / L'auteur mort est-ce une femme?:...
by Janine Marchessault and Jeanluc Svoboda. Parallelogramme, Spring 1990, v. 15, no. 4.
Fine local product deserves new and improved exhibition: Best of 1990
by Cameron Bailey. NOW, Jan. 3, 1990, v. 10, no. 17.