Critical Writing Index

New series showcases Calgary artists' video

by Nancy Tousley

Calgary Herald, Sept. 30, 1988

Nancy Tousley describes Camera Obscura, an artist and volunteer operated project resulting in 12 half-hour video anthologies broadcasted as a collaboration between Calgary video artists and their local access public cable television. The showing of two 10-15 minute videotapes twice a week on television subverts the traditional screening of video art in galleries, thus expanding video art's audience through a mass medium. Producers Colleen Kerr and Nelson Henricks feel that the project is valuable between the government, media and local cultural producers.

ITEM 1988.112 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Camera ObscuraNelson Henricks

Camera ObscuraColleen Keerr