Critical Writing Index

Being Familiar, Making Strange

by Wyman Jessica

Toronto: Gallery TPW, 2005

An exploration into Johnnie Eisen and San Denniston's video installation work at Gallery TPW. The two artists capture reflective and self-reflective moments, whether it be the arch of a moon or an extended video portrait, in real-time. The isolation of these familiarity moments, which avoid a narrative structure, allow the viewer to generate personal a dialogue between themselves and the work.

ITEM 2005.185 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

SittingsJohnnie Eisen

Centre StreetStan Denniston

untitled video footage