EXHIBITION REVIEW: UK/Canadian Video Exchange 2003
Matters, Apr. 10 Summer, 2003, no. 17, pp. Cover, 51
In a exhibition review of the 2003 UK/Canadian Video Exchange occuring at the South London Gallery, Diana Baldon analyzes, compares and contrasts the artistic approaches and subject matter of Canadian and European video artwork.
This project was iniated by video artists from London (Catherine Elwes) and Toronto (Lisa Steele). The third ever UK-Canada video exchange offers much local independent video art from both national paradigms for intercultural deliberation.
Overall, Baldon finds the Canadian filmmaking examples (from Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg) discursively reference multicultural identity, while their British counterparts are inclined to use video to blur pre-existing formal boundaries arbitrarily categorizing artistic genres.
ITEM 2003.110 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
Sad Disco Fantasia – Steve Reinke
Delirium – Theodore Tagholm
Where is here? – John Smith
Frozen War – Jeremy Welsh
White Out – Robert Morin
Yes Sir! Madame – Tasman Richardson
Atari 2600 Remixes – Steve Ball