Critical Writing Index

Through the Holes: Structuring a Passage for Meaning

by Pat Wilson

Fuse, July Summer 1984, v. 8, no. 1 & 2, pp. 66-67

This article reviews a workshop and screening by west coast video artist Elizabeth Vander Zaag. Brought to Toronto via Techknowledge, Zaag spoke extensively about her works. Her first tape, Digit, deals with binary as language. Through the Holes focuses on the screen as content by concentrating on pixel activity. The third tape, Potatoes, "deals with abstractions of meaning, of language." The fourth and last tape, Baby Eyes, is the weightiest of the material. It is a complex layering of video and synthesized electronic imagery. The main images are a baby's eyes that act as an open window for interpretation.

ITEM 1984.081 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

DigitElizabeth Vander Zaag

Through the HolesElizabeth Vander Zaag

PotatoesElizabeth Vander Zaag

Baby EyesElizabeth Vander Zaag