Critical Writing Index

Interrupting the program...: descrambling TV through video

by Heidi May

Canadian Art, Summer 2001, v. 18, no. 2, pp. 66-73

Author Heidi May discusses artists who use video, and appropriate aspects of television within their video works, to create a critique that addresses the dominance of televisual identity. May argues that a lot of current video work addresses technology and the array of effects it has on identity issues within an increasingly digital world, and gives the examples of Canadian filmmakers Atom Egoyan and David Cronenberg bodies of work, as well as the works of video artists such as Tom Sherman, Stan Douglas, and Nam June Paik.

ITEM 2001.022 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Magnet TVNam June Paik

AccumulationIstvan Kantor

Television SpotsStan Douglas

Cable XcessKristin Lucas

HostKristin Lucas

VideodromeDavid Cronenberg

The BlobJubal Brown

The EndJubal Brown