Critical Writing Index

Life Like It: Some Halifax Video

by Robin Metcalfe

Video Guide, Sept. 1986, v. 8, no. 38, p. 13

Robin Metcalfe reviews Life Like It, a touring exhibition of Halifax videos. Metcalfe notes that Halifax, dealing with social issues ranging from a marginalized regional economy, nuclear subs (in the habour) and chronic housing shortages, makes it difficult for artists to create a genuine popular culture, consistently stuck between mass and elite cultures. The article highlights the various artists/works that are part of the exhibit, and notes the importance of this show, to "help locate Halifax on the cultural map."

ITEM 1986.132 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited


Wallace + TheresaJan Peacock

Crossing thr 49thMark Verabioff

Commercial CulturePopular Projects

Survival: Still the IssueMelodei Calvert

Survival: Still the IssueNancy Davis

Survival: Still the IssueCaroline Murray-Crick

KatieDean Brousseau