Critical Writing Index

Otherwise Unexplained Fires: Joyce Weiland and the Experimental Film Scene in 1960s New York

by Anne Low

C Magazine, Fall 2008, no. 99, pp. 36-39

This article explores Joyce Wieland's work in relation to her Canadian nationality and the ways this cultural heritage expresses itself in her films even while living in New York City. Wieland herself suggests that all of her work is about Canada and that she tends to over-identify with Canada. This fact, Wieland would later state, alienated her from New York avant-garde institutions like Anthology Film Archives and from her male contemporaries.

ITEM 2008.056 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Patriotism IJoyce Wieland

Patriotism IIJoyce Wieland

Water SarkJoyce Wieland

Barbara's BlindnessJoyce Wieland

Peggy's Blue SkylightJoyce Wieland

HandtintingJoyce Wieland

SailboatJoyce Wieland

1933Joyce Wieland

Rat LifeJoyce Wieland

Diet in North AmericaJoyce Wieland

Reason Over PassionJoyce Wieland

Pierre VallieresJoyce Wieland

SolidarityJoyce Wieland