Critical Writing Index

Breaking Through: Conscience and the Status Quo

by Renee Baert

Breaking Through: Conscience and the Status Quo, 1985, p. 1

Toronto: A Space/ Vtape/ The Toronto Arts Council, 1985

The show Breaking Through: Conscience and the Status Quo, consists of 3 programs of international works in which video is used as an active instrument of intervention with which to reconcile and participate in social and political issues. The programs focus on living conditions as the expression of a social politic; the influence of mass media in directing the societal frame of reference; and the role of the police as agents for powerful forces of control over descent. Ten (10) works are shown in total and these independent videos represent conditions of challenging or perpetuating disempowerment.

ITEM 1985.045 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

100 Aboriginal WomenAmelia Productions

Great ExpectationsAmelia Productions

Sunday Afternoon in the InfirmaryNorman Cohen

The Fleck WomenKem Murch

Only Doing Their Job? - The Police, The Law and The MinersThe Miners Campaign Tape Project

Carry Greenham HomeBeeban Kidron

Carry Greenham HomeAmanda Richardson

Your Money Or Your LifeLaura Kipnis

Working the Double ShiftKim Tomczak

Working the Double ShiftLisa Steele

Framed Youth - Revenge of the Teenage PervertsGay and Lesbian Video Project

Homeless GeneJon Alpert