Critical Writing Index

Coming to Video - A Canadian Perspective

by Sandra Vida

Locus Suspectus - Where the Hidden Comes to Light, 2004, p. 4

Calgary: Truck Contemporary art, 2004

In this essay for the exhibition catalogue for Locus Suspectus: Where the Hidden Comes to Light, curated from Canadian and Irish video work, Canadian video artist, (and curator) Sandra Vida gives a short history of the development of feminist Canadian video art from its beginnings in the 1970's to present day. Drawing on examples of many female Canadian video artists Vida chronicles the exploration of identity and self transformation these artists found possible with video. In the context of the exhibition Vida brings recent work of female Canadian video artists who are still using video to directly explore issues of identity and transformation.

ITEM 2004.045 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Birthday Suit - With Scars and DefectsLisa Steele

Edited MessagesMarcella Bienvenue

I Believe in MyselfMarcella Bienvenue

The Secret Life of Cornelia Lumsden:A Remarkable StoryVera Frenkel

near where my great aunt was bornSandra Vida

Me, Myself IShelia Urabanoski

Overweight with Crooked TeethShelley Niro