Critical Writing Index

Bridging the gap between war's myth and reality

by Andrea Carson

The Globe and Mail, Feb. 27, 2008, p. 5

Andrea Carson provides a concise description of University of Toronto's double-venue exhibition Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War. The exhibition comprises of 17 local and international contemporary reactions to military action both from past and present, covering an array of responses from surreal mental experiences to video performance art. As a heavily video-mediated exhibition, Carson cites the digital revolution as a means to effectively critique the media's mythical representations of war.

ITEM 2008.051 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Drawing of A History of the First World WarKristan Horton

Drawing of A History of the First World WarJessica Bradley

Double BubbleMaja Bajevic

A Tank TranslatedOmer Fast

Time Withheld (Rock)Kendell Geers

"You have left the American Sector"Ron Tereda

UntitledAbdel-Karim Khalil

A Short History of Conscription in CanadaAnnie Macdonell