Critical Writing Index

Document & Dream

by Dan Walworth

New York: ARTISTS SPACE, 1989

Document & Dream is a catalogue essay for an exhibition of the same name. In it, Dan Walworth examines the ten videotapes included in the exhibition. Using a dialectical analysis of realism vs. constructions, or nature vs. cultures, Walworth points out that the videotapes not only offer a sample of new directions in contemporary (North American) realism in cinema, but also question the process of our own reading and writing of history.

ITEM 1989.107 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

DannyStashu Kybartas

The Thief Lives in HellRobert Morin

A Public Appearance and a StatementKeith Sanborn

Hey BudJulie Zando

My Life Is for the Rest of My Life (Ma Vie c'est pour le restant de mes jours)Robert Morin

Heavy Metal Parking LotJohn Heyn and Jeffrey Krulik

Episode 1: So. Cal.Jayce Salloum

Making Pharaoh's Red Flag VideoJonathan Horowitz

Nanook of the NorthFlaherty

A Man's WomanLaura Kipnis

Color SchemesShu Lea Cheang