Critical Writing Index

Toronto Video: Challenging forms, channelling change

by Marc Glassman

The State of The Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto, 2006, pp. 238-245

Toronto: Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in publication, 2006

The author talks about the history of video art in Toronto, explaining how video art still rarely pays the bills in spite of international recognition and fame of Toronto video makers like Colin Campbell, Lisa Steele, Kim Tomczak, John Greyson, and Steve Reinke. Thanks to places like Trinity Square Video, Vtape and Charles Street Video, Toronto’s video scene has remained congenial.

ITEM 2006.036 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Sackville, I'm YoursColin Campbell

FascinationMike Hoolboom

A Very Personal StoryLisa Steele

Birthday Suit - With Scars and DefectsLisa Steele

The Secret Life of Cornelia Lumsden:A Remarkable Story,Part 1, Her Room in ParisVera Frenkel

...from the Transit BarVera Frenkel

The Way to my Father's VillageRichard Fung

The ADS EpidemicJohn Greyson

LiliesJohn Greyson

The Hundred VideosSteve Reinke

Anthology of American Folk SongSteve Reinke

Bombs BelowFloria Sigismondi

MetronomeDaniel Cockburn

for ever moreLeslie Peters

thinking of youLeslie Peters

more and moreLeslie Peters

Deathday SuitJubal Brown

Teletubbies RisingJubal Brown

Star WarsJubal Brown