Critical Writing Index

Video Primer: A Series of 5 Video Programs

by Michelle Jacques

Video Primer, 2001, p. 1

Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2001

This is an introduction to a program guide for Video Primer, a series of five programs each focusing on a different theme. The programs ran between April 7, 2001 and March 24th 2002. This introduction talks about the growing relevence of video as a fine arts medium. In a museum setting, visitors still approach video with unease because of it's youthfullness as a fine-arts medium. Also discussed are the innovations of projecting video to cinematic proportions and the internet as a provider of wider viewership. The five themes of Video Primer are: the Medium, Television, Personal Stories, Masquerade and Language.

ITEM 2001.102 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Réaction 26Charles Binamé

analog VS digitalLeslie Peters

analog VS digitalTasman Richardson

The End (The Millenium Project)Jubal Brown

RubberbandDavid Askevold

Box ConcertSuzy Lake

La petite visionManon LaBrecque

DuetJoan Jonas

InsertionEric Cameron

GlowKelly Richardson

Visual Elfs (#24)Steve Reinke

Waiting for CommercialsNam June Paik

Waiting for CommercialsJud Yalkut

The True Adventure of Beaver ValleyJanice Tanaka

Ghosts & DemonsPhillip Mallory Jones

Technology / Transformation: Wonder WomanDara Birnbaum

Hey MadonnaMike Hoolboom

All Smiles and SadnessAnne McGuire

Because I Know... and You Don'tPaul Landon

Cable XcessKristin Lucas

Television Delivers PeopleRichard Serra

A Super Natural PremiereKevin Kelly

The Ballad of Dan PeoplesLisa Steele

Grandma's Big Day OutHowie Shia

AqtuqsiMary Kanuk of the Arnait Ikkajurtigiit Collective

La Salle PrimaryHo Tam

Making FireRuby Truly

ComédieNelson Henricks

Papillon ceriseSylvie Laliberté

Trip to KoreaShigeko Kubota

A New YearSadie Benning

Bisexual WannabeTheo J. Cuthand

RutYudi Sewraj

Culver City LimitsColin Cambell

Master F: There are People WhoKarma Clarke-Davis

Sweet or Salty (Madonna's Poor Days)Ana Rewakowicz

Mr. BCathy Sisler

How Many Fingers?Andrew J. Paterson

SixWendy Geller

Identity CrisisMindy Faber