Critical Writing Index

Color Schemes, Le Gout Mon Espoir, Shaving, Sales Images

by Andrew Munger

Fuse, Oct. Fall 1990, v. 14, no. 1+2, pp. 50-51

The author describes four pieces in Toronto's Images '90 festival, providing three positive reviews, and one negative. He commends Michael Smart's Shaving, a funny experimental video exploring the adult male's many-sided relationship to the act of shaving, Sales Images by Michel de Gagne, Remy Beausoleil, and Michel Gelina, an arresting and fast-paced abstract film collage examining "spectatorship, representation, and media fascism", and Shu Lea Cheang's Color Schemes, a formally inventive, political but accessible exploration of racial stereotypes. Munger discredits Alex Roshuk's Le gout de Mon Espoir, a video chronicling a "summer romance" between a mature man and woman, from the (arguably problematic) woman's perspective.

ITEM 1990.054 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

ShavingMichael Smart

Sales ImagesMichel de Gagne

Sales ImagesRemy Beausoliel

Sales ImagesMichel Gelinas

Color SchemesShe Lea Cheang

Le gout de Mon EspoirAlex Roshuk