Critical Writing Index

An Emergency of Passion

by Daniel Baird

Diane Borsato, Sept. 16, 2006, pp. 3-6

This article draws thematic links between Borsato's older work Moving the weeds around and her more recent work Police. Displacement is the link. In this case displacement is not an aggressive contrast. It organically comes into being. This process of becoming is what is startling about the work. Her form is a suitable vehicle for her theme of undermining repressive societal norms with the use of affection, passion, curiosity and beauty.

ITEM 2006.057 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

PoliceDiane Borsato

Mannequin ImpossibleDiane Borsato

Moving the weeds aroundDiane Borsato

MuseumDiane Borsato

Artifacts in my mouthDiane Borsato

Touching 1000 peopleDiane Borsato

The Embroidery BanditDiane Borsato

ParliamentDiane Borsato

The Revolution of Everyday LifeDiane Borsato