Critical Writing Index

Electronic Valentine: A Story about a Storyteller Telling a Story

by Sheena Gourlay

Fuse, Fall 1984, v. 8, no. 3, pp. 41-43

This article presents an in-depth analysis of the videotape The Last Screening Room: A Valentine by Vera Frenkel, who has used storytelling to explore the nature of storytelling itself. The theme of storytelling is here seen to represent other themes including art, romance, myth and desire. The structure of the videotape is examined in the way it engages the viewer/listener in the narrative and in the themes that unfold within it.Contains a detailed description and retelling of The Last Screening Room: A Valentine by Vera Frenkel and explores Frenkel's use of story as metaphor.

ITEM 1984.052 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Last Screening Room: A ValentineVera Frenkel