Critical Writing Index

La vidéographie dans un contexte d'art

by Eric Cameron

Vie des arts, Fall 1975, v. 20, no. 80, pp. 62-63

A review of a recent Ontario Museum show of Canadian video. The author asks if video can stand as an art alongside the institutions of painting and sculpture. Video shares the same struggle with painting and sculpture in their common attempts to capture the moment of motion and make a record of it, but in the gallery space it requires a different temporal mode of appreciation. Cameron addresses the sculptural nature of the television set. He notes that the show privileges sentimental explorations of human nature over examinations of the medium of video itself.

ITEM 1975.024 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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