Critical Writing Index

Fringe Experientiality

by James Missen

Public, 2002, v. 25, pp. 130-142

The author examines fringe film and video from a phenomenological perspective, arguing that existential phenomenology, along with the affect theory, provide the most "useful" way to understand the "tensions" inherent in the works of marginal media. He examines the notion of "the times" and its political and social agents, as well as the notion of "experientiality" and the "avant-garde" on the grounds of Canadian social history.

ITEM 2002.206 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Re(p)lay and Retroaction: The 1960s, Revolution, and/in Contemporary Culture, Carl Andre's OverallsGary Kibbins

Jenny Lion

98.3 KHz: Bridge at Electrical StormAl Razutis

Continuons le CombatPierre Falardeau

Mike Hoolboom

The Ethics of MarginalityJohn Champagne

The Order of Things: An Archeology of the SensesMichel Foucault

Gilles Deleuze

The Central CharacterPatricia Gruben

Work, The Up and the DownKika Thorne

Afternoon (March 22, 1999)Steve Reinke

Packin'John Greyson

The BlobJubal Brown

Jericho, AccumulationsIstvan Kantor

Lev Manovich

99 MenHo Tam

Melodrama RevisitedLinda Williams

The Day Jesus MeltedSu Rynard

AbsolutelyAleesa Cohene

Eight Men Called EugeneSu Rynard