Critical Writing Index

Jubal Brown: Shock and Blah

Canadian Art, Oct. 16, 2008

This brief review documents the successes/failure of Jubal Brown’s Total War, which showed at Vtape Sept.-Oct. 2008. Using a barrage of violent imagery culled from a variety of pop culture sources, spanning from Youtube to mainstream film, Brown claims that his work speaks to Baudrillard’s “violence done to the image.” Perhaps though Brown stumbles upon the perfection of his imitation of violence, overshadowing his theoretical impulse and glorifying what he critiques.

ITEM 2008.118 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Total WarJubal Brown