Critical Writing Index

Love is a battlefield: Pop & politics get a musical makeover

by Daryl Vocat

Xtra, Sept. 28 Fall, 2006, no. 572, p. 29

This article explains the video art collaboration of Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay and Pascal Lievre titled Patriotic (2006). The artists, dressed in boy scout uniforms, use the cheesy Celine Dion classic 'My Heart Will Go On' for a campy yet political performance to 'demonstrate their patriotic fervour'. The article also plugs a live performance titled J'Adore called Le Baiser de l'Artist where Lievre asks audience members to kiss him for a small fee, and Nemerofsky Ramsay demonstrates a "strung together love song that creates a Dadaistic narrative". Read about these innovative artists and the messages they are trying to convey through their work.

ITEM 2006.062 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Patriotic (2006)Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

Patriotic (2006)Pascal Lievre

Lyric(2006)Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

Le Baiser de l'Artist(2006)Pascal Lievre