Critical Writing Index

Project/Process: An Introduction to Magnetic North

by Jenny Lion

Program - Video Pool Inc., Winnipeg, Nov. Fall 2000

Jenny Lion, curator of the Magnetic North exhibition, introduces the tradition of Canadian experimental video that the program reflects in a context of American cultural imperialism and co-optation and the marginalization of Canadian art and culture. She also explores the various forces which influence the state of experimental video in Canada, including artist-run centers, a lack of critical writing, native concerns, Hollywood economics and globalization. Lion also talks about specific projects that received funding from the Canada Council and early narrative works.

ITEM 2000.084 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited


Zacharias Kunuk

Sherry Millner

Carrie Mae Weems

Natural Born KillersOliver Stone

The Eternal FrameAnt Farm and T.R. Uthco

Sara Diamond

Vera Frenkel

General Idea

Ardele Lister

FillDavid Askevold

Sackville, I'm yoursColin Campbell

True/FalseColin Campbell

An insertion (my mouth)Eric Cameron

60 Unit: BruisePaul Wong and Kenneth Fletcher

Birthday Suit - With Scars and DefectsLisa Steele

The Woman from MalibuColin Campbell

Delicate issueKate Craig