Critical Writing Index

For Real: Telling the Truth in Art & Writing

by A.S.A. Harrison

C Magazine, Winter 2002, no. 76, pp. 12-15

An investigation of "the profound truths that can be found in ordinary things".-Harrison

Andy Warhol's early video piece Sleep depicts the ordinary. Since that time video art has evolved while still holding on to it's early roots. The article discusses how video art and writing can give the viewer the semblence of reality, or real time - the author explores the experience of several video works that play with the viewers suspension of disbelief with regards to the real time of the video.

ITEM 2002.087 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

IntervalEuan Macdonald

DeskEuan Macdonald

Mapping the StudioBruce Nauman

Birthday Suit - With Scars and DefectsLisa Steele

SleepAndy Warhol

EatAndy Warhol

EmpireAndy Warhol

PryingsVito Acconci

Claim ExcerptsVito Acconci

Vito Acconci

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