Critical Writing Index

Smashing Icons: Vancouver Feminist Video Art and the Female Body

by Jennifer Blair

C Magazine, Fall 1994, no. 43, pp. 43-50

This article examines the feminist use of the video camera to construct, remake and revise images of women. In confronting and exposing the misogynist claims and assumptions of mainstream commercial media, video provides an uncompromisingly direct medium, as used by Vancouver video artists Kim Blain, Lorna Boschman, and Carla Wolf.

ITEM 1994.039 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Man-Made Woman: An Exploration of Reproductive TechnologyKim Blain

Big Fat SlenderallaLorna Boschman

Body HairCarla Wolf