Critical Writing Index

Video Primer: A Series of 5 Video Programs: Language

by Michelle Jacques

Video Primer, 2002, p. 7

Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2002

The article explores the use of language in the video work of several artists, especially in terms of the multifaceted and sometimes ambiguous relationship between various forms of communication and language. Works by John Baldessari, Tamami Asada, Nicole Benoit, Vera Frankel, and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay are cited as examples and explained.

ITEM 2002.142 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Some Words I Mispronounce (1971)John Baldessari

Before Words, After Words (1995)Tamami Asada

A comme Aveugle (1999)Nicole Benoit

Vera Frankel

This Is Your Messiah Speaking (1991)Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

Je Changerais d'Avis (2000)