Critical Writing Index

With magnifying glass in hand...: Marusya Bociukiw's Nancy Drew & the Mystery of the Haunted Body

by Leanne Johnson

Kinesis, Mar. 1999, p. 17

Marusya Bociurkiw's "comedy about incest, Freud and Recovered Memory" is a 45-minute work shot in Vancouver written and directed by the artist. The work began 4 years previous from an interest in Nancy Drew novels and the subtext of incest in the Nancy Clue series. Johnson provides a summary of the plot and discusses its place between comedy an farce, reflecting on the storyline and Bociurkiw's video style. The work debuted at Bright Light Cinema of February of 1999.

ITEM 1999.071 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Nancy Drew & the Mystery of the Haunted BodyMarusya Bociurkiw