Critical Writing Index

Streaming Alterity

by Steph Rogerson

Border Crossings, May Spring 2012, v. 31, no. 2

Steph Rogerson provides an overview of seven Canadian women artists tackling notions of identity politics in the exhibition, Streaming Alterity. The works of Rebecca Belmore, Emelie Chhangur, Johanna Householder, Pamila Matharu, Nadia Myre, Natalie Wood and Christina Zeidler apply various mediums to tackle extensive questions surrounding identity and "otherness." Although the majority of these works have been previously exhibited, curators Carla Garnet and Pamela Edmonds have strategically re-situated them to create new relationships and meaning. The exhibition provides a multiplicity of women's experiences in relation to identity and it also poses important questions about how these experiences originate and how they play out.

(Key Words: feminist, identity, otherness, women)

ITEM 2012.026 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Untitled 1, 2, 3Rebecca Belmore

Crossing the RiverEmelie Chhangur

A New HopeJohanna Householder

Future UtopiasPamila Matharu

WishNadia Myre

WillNatalie Wood

ReverseChristina Zeidler