Critical Writing Index

Calling the Shots: Are the video artists of the 1990s leading the way in experimental cinema?

by Laura Allsop

ArtReview, Oct. 2010, no. 44

This article describes how recently various video artists - including Gillian Wearing, Shirin Neshat, and Steve McQueen - have begun to create and exhibit feature films instead of video. The article contains conflicting opinions on the matter, which some artists seeing it as a new place of exploration and others seeing participation in the film industry as a threat to the autonomy of the video art scene.

ITEM 2010.072 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Self MadeGillian Wearing

Women Without MenShirin Neshat

HungerSteve McQueen