Critical Writing Index

First-generation Video

by Carole Corbeil

The Globe and Mail, June 14, 1988

This article praises Vintage Video; a show grouping 19 works from the generation of artists who first used video. The show's curator, Renée Baert, has created a program examining several prominent themes in Canadian video in the 1970s. These themes include issues of corporeality and all things somatic and kinesthetic, mediation and intimacy, the ideology behind mass media, and finally, the influence of feminism upon the thoughts and narratives on view in Canadian art in general, and Canadian video art in specific.

ITEM 1986.083 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

InsertionEldon Cameron

PeepersJohn Watt

JanusColin Campbell

A Very Personal StoryLisa Steele

Happy BirthdayGerry Gilbert

Happy BirthdayCarole Itter

KissRobert Bowers

Box ConcertSuzy Lake

ShuffleDoug Waterman

Scan GaspeMichael Hayden

Earthworks In HarmonyPaul Wong

Sand PileTom Burrows

Birth ChildNoel Harding

Dance SoapMarien Lewis