Critical Writing Index

Auto Emotion: Autobiography, Emotion and Self-Fashioning

by Matthew Hyland

Switch, Summer 2008, no. 1.2, pp. 4-6

An exhibition review of "Auto Emotion: Autobiography, emotion and self-fashioning" from The Power Plant, Toronto from summer 2007. The group of fourteen artist fashion performative video works on the "generative capacity of emotion, lending it fresh relevance in aesthetic production". Hyland notes a trend within these works to personal narrative within the out sourcing of instrumentalization by using other people as performers within the work.

ITEM 2008.134 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Desperately Seeking ArtworkChristian Jankowski

The MournerAdrian Paci

Official WelcomeAndrea Fraser

The OnionMarina Abramovic

UntitledMatt Mullican

LyricBenny Nemerofsky Ramsay

The PresentEija-Liisa Ahtila

Exquisite PainSophie Calle