Critical Writing Index

Flesh Thefts:: Poaching in Popular Culture

by Lisa Robertson

Parallelogramme, 1993, v. 18, no. 4, pp. 32-39

Lisa Robertson reviews The Body Project, a series of performances, lectures and gallery shows held at the Basic Inquiry Centre for Figurative Arts. The project was devised by visual artist and Centre director Derek Simons and SFU Communications department doctoral candidate Richard Pinet who aimed to merge art and critical thought, bringing artists and academics together to challenge the critical versus creative paradigm of cultural production, particularly focused on ideas and representations of the body.

Roberston looks at various performances and art works, including Kiss & Tell collective's True Inversions, a multi-media and performance peice that includes Lorna Boschman's video of the same name. For Roberts, this was one of the few pieces that succeeds in showcasing the hybrid potentials of intertwining critical and descriptive methodology.

ITEM 1993.170 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

True InversionsLorna Boschman

The Big Fat FeatureLorna Boschman