Critical Writing Index

Body and Screen

by Margaret Morse

Wide Angle, Jan. 1999, v. 21, no. 1, pp. 63-75

In this article, Margaret Morse looks at the change in relations between the screen and the body. She does so via a brief survey of media-based art; starting from the theatre, moving on to the cinema, video art and concluding with the digital age, where the two elements seem to blend more and more. By analyzing a number of works, from the 1960's to the 1990's, Morse explores the effect of changing technologies on the relationship between the physical world and the world of the screen.

ITEM 1999.100 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

EmpireAndy Warhol

Casto BlueJames Turrell

Faraday's GardenPerry Hoberman

The Sub-Division of the Electric ightPerry Hoberman

Live Taped CorridorBruce Nauman

Video Surveillance Piece (Public Room/ Private Room)Bruce Nauman

CaroStudio Azzuro

Tree of KnlowledgeBill Viola

InterfacePeter Campus

Age MachineNancy Burson

First Beauty Composite / Second Beauty CompositeNancy Burson

The First Nuclear Powers Composite: Reagan, Thatcher, Mitterand, Brezhnev, Deng, Gandhi, TrudeauNancy Burson

Warhead IINancy Burson

Family PortraitLuc Courchesne

Hall of ShadowsLuc Courchesne