On A Trumped-Up Charge: Two Video-Films
Vanguard, Summer 1989, v. 18, no. 3, pp. 20-25
This article examines the feature length works of video artists Stuart Marshall and John Greyson, which in order to produce, both artists had to devise ways around certain limitations, and in doing so, created hybrids by mixing the strategies of video and film.
Shaw discusses the first feature-length films of video artists Stuart Marshall and John Greyson. Marshall's work "Desire:Sexuality in Germany 1910-1945" is reviewed as documentary that becomes complicated and conflicting in its analysis persecution of gays and lesbians in Germany. Shaw comments that Marshall presents many layers of testimony and arguments allowing the viewer to engage in many points of view. Greyson's work "Urinal" discusses washroom sex. Combining documentary information with fictional devices, Greyson presents different positions for and against washroom sex. Shaw states that Greyson's technique becomes overwhelming and excessive.
ITEM 1989.004 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
Desire: Sexuality in Germany 1910-45 – Stuart Marshall
Bright Eyes – Stuart Marshall
Urinal – John Greyson
Jungle Boy – John Greyson
Moscow Does Not Believe in Queers – John Greyson
You Taste American – John Greyson
The Ads Epidemic – John Greyson