Points of Contact: Julian Samuel, the Raft of the Medusa: Five Voices on Colonies, Nations, and Histories
VIDEO re/VIEW: The (best) Source for Critical Writings on Canadian Artists' Video, 1996, pp. 369-371
Toronto: Art Metropole and V tape, 1996
The article discusses Montreal's Julian Samuel's The Raft of the Medusa: Five Voices on Colonies, Nations and Histories, a largely didactic video dealing with issues of the East and the West, north and south. The work addresses the effects of European intrusion on indigenous history and culture, the ethnocentrism of western history, fanaticism in the middle east, and the possibility of no longer polarizing the east and the west, in favour of seeing man as a "meeting place of several cultures, several religions."
ITEM 1996.032 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
The Raft of the Medusa: Five Voices on Colonies, Nations and Histories – Julian Samuel