Critical Writing Index

Video Video: See what's being Said

by Bruce Kirkland

The Toronto Sun, Sept. 2, 1982, p. 77

Since this article was written in anticipation of Video Video (Sept. 11 - 18) and the Festival of Festivals (Sept. 9 - 18), Kirkland lists some of programmer Marien Lewis' notes in order to discuss the range of video works. Opening Night (Sept. 11) was devoted to video adaptations of theatrical performances. "Sexual Politics, the theme on Sept. 12, features pieces such as Kim Tomczak's 'embarrassingly familiar and insightful parody of the social and sexual politics of the hippie era.'" Other themes included: The Video Eye (Sept. 13), Counterpoint to Murder (Sept. 14), Desire and Control (Sept. 15), Behind the Sales Pitch (Sept. 16), State of the Dreams (Sept. 17), and lastly, Electronic Imagining, the closing program on Sept. 18.

ITEM 1982.060 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

TonguesShirley Clarke

TonguesSam Shepard

Kim Tomczak

Conundrum CliniqueColin Campbell

YesRodney Werden

Straight JacketKate Craig

ReichlandPeter Wronski

The Jimi Hendrix VideogramStuart Shapiro

Smothering DreamsDan Reeves