Critical Writing Index

Video Exhibition: Total Recall

by Sarah Diamond and Gary Kibbins

Sarah Diamond and Gary Kibbins examine video as a socially conscious medium, tracing its relationship to documentary television and film-making. The accessibility of video allows for a more pluralistic form of documentary dissolving strict genre codes , mixing narrative, realism, experimental and appropriated elements. Playing with traditional codes allows the artists in Total Recall to challenge assumptions about representation and reality.

ITEM 1988.103 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Histoire InfameNicole Giguere

Holy JoeJoe Sarahan

The Way to My Father's VillageRichand Fung

ComptinesDiane Poitras

Jungle BoysJohn Greyson

Pie y CafeJan Peacock

Out of AirRobert Milthorp

Nez Gorge OreilleElsa Cayo

White DawnLisa Steele

White DawnKim Tomczak