Critical Writing Index

Corpus Loquendi/Body for Speaking: Body-Centred Video in Halifax 1972-1982

by Jan Peacock

Halifax: Dalhousie Art Gallery, 1994

This is the catalogue for Corpus Loquendi/Body for Speaking, a 1994 exhibit of body-centred video in Halifax from 1972-1982. An introductory essay outlines a history of video art in Halifax and at NSCAD, in particular David Askevold's "Special Projects" class which featured instruction from international guest artists, and the founding of the Centre for Art Tapes (CFAT). Other included essays examine the body-centred themes of the tapes shown for exhibition. Artists featured in the show included Vito Acconci, David Askevold, Dorit Cypis, Dan Graham, Ed Slopek, Martha Rosler, Wendy Geller, and more.

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Plato Non-AEd Slopek

ShuffleDouglas Waterman

Three Early WorksMartha Wilson

Semiotics of the KitchenMartha Rosler

Nova Boetia: Another WorldIan Murray

Numb Bares IIEric Cameron

SusanSusan Britton

48-Hour Beauty BlitzWendy Geller

The Red TapesVito Acconci

My Recall of an Imprint from a Hypothetical JungleDavid Askevold

Pop-Pop-Video: General Hospital/Olympic Women SpeedskatingDara Birnbaum

Exploring ComfortDorit Cypis

Past/Future Split AttentionDan Graham