Critical Writing Index

Bear Witness

by Ryan Rice

Art Star 3 Video Art Biennial, 2007

Ottawa: Galerie SAW Gallery, 2007

British Columbian artist Terry Haines addresses his perspective as a gay, HIV-positive, non-status aboriginal in the midst of inadequate social support systems. Work selected for Art Star three is culled from his earlier work, The Aboriginal Video Quilt, a five channel video installation piece. Through symbols and face-to-face confrontation, Hayes addresses the issues surrounding him directly and candidly, allowing his personal experience to resonate.

ITEM 2007.113 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Aboriginal Video QuiltTerry Haines

Painted PositiveTerry Haines

Skin For LifeTerry Haines

DragonflyTerry Haines