Critical Writing Index

5 Feminist Videotapes: Redefining the Female Subject

by Shonagh Adelman

C Magazine, Winter 1991, no. 28, pp. 24-32

This article examines 5 Canadian video artists who, informed by feminism, have attempted to confront the discrepancy between official interpretations of women's lives and their own accounts and to visually represent themselves and other women in an alternative or critical relation to patriarchally defined roles.

ITEM 1991.001 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Delicate IssueKate Craig

Birthday Suit - With Scars and DefectsLisa Steele

Pure VirtueTanya Mars

FragmentsPaula Fairfield

Tongue Tied And TwistedJoyan Saunders