Critical Writing Index

Self-Inventions: The Photography of Suzy Lake

by Daniel Baird

Border Crossings, Fall 2011, v. 30, no. 3, pp. 98-105

Daniel Baird assesses Suzy Lake's works, such as "On Stage", "Choreographed Puppets", and Reduced Breathing: Crying. He looks at her art as it addresses gender, the body, and constructions of identity. Baird's account provides not only a historical account of Lake's works from the seventies to this article's release in 2011, but also a record of her life before she created these works.

ITEM 2011.061 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

On StageSuzy Lake

Choreographed Puppets

Vertical Pull

Choreographies of the Dotted Line

Box Concert

Against the Wall

Dance to Life: Smashed Vase Sequence

Reduced Performing: Blinking and Breathing

Reduced Breathing: Crying

Extended Breathing: While Highlights Travel