Critical Writing Index

Spawning Sockeyes

by Jackie Goodwin and Tomiyo Sasaki

Video Guide, 1986, v. 8, no. 37/2, p. 8

A review by Jackie Goodwin of Tomiyo Sasaki's video installation, "Spawning Sockeyes," part of "Luminous Sites," a larger exhibition of Canadian video art in Vancouver. "Spawning Sockeyes" was a two-channel video installation played on twenty television monitors placed among large river stones. The video documents the spawning of sockeye salmon, a seasonal event that, through Sasaki's video recordnings, become continual and ceaseless at the Vancourver Art Gallery. Goodwin notes the transformation of time in this installation, as well as a sense of urban separation from nature.

Please refer to item 1986.109 ("As A Wife Has a Cow," exhibition review by Sara Diamond) for printed publication details.

ITEM 1986.112 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Spawning SockeyesTomiyo Sasaki