Critical Writing Index

The New Narrative: Video In The 80's

by Marie Morgan

Banff Letters, Winter 1984, pp. 3-10

This article examines the new forms of narrative emerging from the thirty-six video works included in the exhibition The Second Link: Viewpoints on Video in the '80's. The evolution of video art is seen here to involve the exchange of 'real time' and 'real life' for more imaginative representations, forming a new rhetoric that takes into account post-modern concerns from which there is no way back to the creation of pure illusions.

ITEM 1984.008 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

City of AngelsAbramovic and Ulay

Grimoire MagnetiqueJoelle de la Casiniere

In My End Is My BegginingNorman Cohn

Les Mots/Maux du SilenceHelen Doyle

Bedtime StoryTina Keane

Some Call It Bad LuckLisa Steele

Der Damon in BerlinGabor Body

Crime Time Comic Presents Steel and FleshDana Atchley and Eric Metcalfe

BrutopiaEric Metcalfe

VisionsJohn Bentley Mays

And Now The TruthVera Frenkel

Ohio to Giverny: Memory of LightMary Lucier

Room of the Unknown FunctionGeneral Idea

Grand MallTony Oursler

Spine/TimeJohn Sturgen

Leaving the 20th centuryMax Almay

Wallflower OrderMarion Barling