Critical Writing Index

Structural Legacies: Lessons in How to Assimilate the 'Seminal'

by Lucy Reynolds

Switch, Spring 2010, no. 3, pp. 16-19

The article discusses the reputation of artists Michael Snow and Peter Campus as creators of canonical, seminal, and pioneering video and film art. The cultural and art historical significance of Snow's and Campus' earlier works are revisited through recent re-readings of the works by authors such as Elizabeth Legge and Maeve Connolly. Recent artworks by Emily Wadill and Sophie Belair Clement (with David Jacques) reinterpret such "canonical" works as Snow's See You Later/Au Revoir within a modified restaging of the original film.

ITEM 2010.023 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Dynamic Field SeriesPeter Campus

AnamnesisPeter Campus

MemPeter Campus

aenPeter Campus

Inflections: changes in light and colour around Ponquogue BaPeter Campus

See You Later/Au RevoirMichael Snow

WavelengthMichael Snow


*Copus CallosumMichael Snow

Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and WreckEmily Wardill

Sea OakEmily Wardill

See You Later/Au Revoir: 17 minutes en temps reel.Sophie Belair Clement with David Jacques

Fresh AcconciPaul McCarthy

Fresh AcconciMike Kelley