Critical Writing Index

Video primer: A Series of 5 Video Programs: Personal Stories

by Michelle Jacques

Video Primer, 2002, p. 5

Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2002

The article describes the tendency for some artists to use the video camera as a means of often diaristic discovery and exploration, as well as a site for the merging of their histories with memory and emotion. Examples include works by Lisa Steele, Sadie Benning, Sylvie Laliberte, Howie Shia and Mary Kanuk.

ITEM 2002.139 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

A New Year (1989)Sadie Benning

Papillon cerise (1997)Sylvie Laliberte

The Ballad of Dan Peoples (1976)Lisa Steele

Grandma's Big Day Out (1999)Howie Shia

Aqtuqsi (1996)Mary Kanuk