Critical Writing Index

A Gift of the Self: Performing Risk

by Sandee Moore

Border Crossings, 2010, v. 29, no. 113, pp. 64-65

Sandee Moore discusses a curated video supplement included in the issue of Border Crossings (selected by Video Pool) of work broken down in to three categories: Action, Gesture and Behavior. "The artists do not present an idealized, desirable self-image but one that is flawed and desperate. they perform actions, gestures and behaviors that signal transgression and risk, as if to say, "This is my pain, my shame, my anger. my fear. This is my risk". Moore briefly discusses each video and artist.

ITEM 2010.014 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Live WireAlex Poruchnyk

I-N-D-I-A-NDarryl Nepinak

self-portrait as a tortured artist (with positive feedback)Evan Tapper

Learning about Feminine SexualityWendy Geller

RetreatAdam Budd

A/S/LFreya Olafson

MainePat Aylesworth

RelinquishGwen Armstrong

Precious BloodNoam Gonick